We provide workforce and technology assessment services to evaluate currently supported applications along with the skills and resources currently utilized to maintain those applications. From the people to the technology in place, the focus of an assessment is to address the goals of the business today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Keeping an eye on your strategic plan, we will consider how far into the future to project your Assessment. This includes balancing the certainty of short-range planning against the need to plan for longer-range objectives.
An Assessment typically includes:
- Strategy Assessment – Review of all pertinent strategic plans and directives and the workforce and technology implications of these plans.
- Environmental Scan – Conduct an internal and external SWOT analysis and supply and demand analysis.
- Gap Analysis – Analyze your current talent and technology against short and long term future needs.
- Gap Closing Strategies – Development of staffing and technology strategies including a competency model for your recruitment and selection, performance management, and training and development strategies.
- Evaluation – Establish performance measures to determine the success of your assessment.
We feel that it is crucial to conduct a SWOT, Supply and Demand, and Gap Analyses before we recommend and you implement workforce and technology strategies. Organizations often jump directly to implementing gap-closing strategies without understanding the underlying workforce and technology issues, leading to ineffective strategies and wasted resources. Completing these three analyses is a developmental process that puts the tools in place to do ongoing planning and action to ensure a high-quality organization.
Critical Success Factors
By keeping in mind the following factors, your chances of successfully implementing your assessment will be significantly improved.
- Top management/leadership support.
- Support from project managers and HR managers.
- Resource involvement.
- Timely, accurate, and open communication.
- Link to other strategic planning processes.
- Availability of accurate input data.
- Detailed implementation plans.
- Keep it simple. Identify those factors that your assessment must address.