Supercharge your workforce planning strategy, while keeping your people smiling

How technology can help future-proof staffing needs and improve employee engagement


Understanding current and future workforce needs will be more important than ever in a tight labour market that shows no signs of easing. 

Different industries face unique challenges, and for managers of roster-driven, shift-based employees – also known as ‘deskless workers’ – workforce planning is particularly challenging, says Nathan Miller, managing director, UK and Europe at Humanforce. “Effective workforce planning is perhaps even more critical for shift-driven or deskless workplaces,” he says, “Indeed, although it helps at a strategic level in terms of budget and resource allocations, it also helps at a functional, day-to-day level.” 

Workforce planning allows HR and managers to be proactive with staff rostering, ensuring talent surpluses and shortages are avoided. This is especially crucial in industries such as health and care, with precise staff-to-patient ratios and other regulations or industries requiring at least one qualified employee on a specific work shift.