Global businesses need alternatives to sticky workforce planning models

Atwater, Donald & Jorgensen, Brad (2008) Global businesses need alternatives to sticky workforce planning models. Journal of Current Research in Global Business, 11(16), pp. 134-144.

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The fluidity and responsiveness of global business planning has outstripped the adaptive capacity of traditional workforce planning models. This separation leads to unrealistic forecasts and missed business outcomes. This article examines ways that the stickiness of workforce planning models can be reduced. Specifically, workforce planners are challenged to track and assess differences in employee cohorts or alternative work forces across countries, multiple sub-optimal alternatives outside the traditional boundaries of the firm, and to incorporate shocks associated with innovation peaks such as those associated with Web 2.0 technologies.

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ID Code: 19503
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Access to the accepted manuscript version is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see Official URL) or contact the author.
Keywords: Global Businesses, Workforce Planning
ISSN: 1050-6292
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2009 05:06
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:05

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