Webinar: Workforce Planning for the Public Sector – 1 October 2009

What it is and overcoming the barriers

While the reasons for Workforce Planning are widely recognised, it is still something many organisations struggle to put in place.

As organisations come under pressure for financial savings many are now looking to Workforce Planning to deliver these – however managed correctly workforce planning also has the potential to deliver wider organisational benefits.

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Join us on 1 October 2009 at 9.30am for this one-hour webinar, designed specifically for public sector organisations,  where we will cover:

What is Workforce Planning?
Definitions, assumptions and expectations – a discussion of the key and fundamental Issues involved.

What are the common barriers and pitfalls?
Examining the reasons why many organisations struggle to implement workforce planning strategy successfully

How can you overcome the barriers?
What components do you need in place to ensure your strategy is successful.

What are the legal issues?
Weightman’s Solicitors Employment Law Specialist, Mark Leach, will examine what you must be aware of when restructuring and reducing your workforce including the latest legal advice around contractual changes.


Paul Roberston, Head of Practice
A senior specialist in people management consulting, Paul leads  major HR senior and strategic projects, and strategy work, including organisational development interventions.


Valerie Hearn, Senior Consultant
Valerie has 16 years of strategic HR experience.  In her former role she led workforce planning strategy for Novia Scotia government in Canada.


Guest Speaker: Mark Leach, Weightman’s Solicitors
Mark joined Mark heads up Weightman’s employment team in Manchester.  Mark has specialised in employment law since qualifying in 1990 and is recommended as an employment law specialist in the latest editions of Chambers and Legal 500 where he is recognised as a ‘reliable and practical’ adviser.  He has acted for a number of  organisations in relation to redundancy/ restructuring exercises.