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What's the difference between workforce planning and succession planning?

In essence, workforce planning is concerned with the quantity and skills of the workforce 'as a whole' within a team/service/organisation, whereas succession planning is concerned with the requirements related to specific/critical posts. 

Workforce planning will often be driven by budgets, current and future customer/client demand, and overall recruitment.

There will be a focus on - 

  • Trends, data, and demographics of users/stakeholders/employees
  • Service plans
  • Strategic and operataional change management
  • Recruitment and training

Succession planning focuses on future leadership and statutory posts, and skills/knowledge/experience gaps in critical roles.

There will be a focus on - 

  • Understanding what is critical about the role/person
  • Who might be able to fill any future gap
  • Identifying and developing the support (internal and external) to 'get them there'
  • Organising and planning transition into new or expanded roles

 

 

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