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Workforce Planning - How to use this site

This website is intended to provide guidance in relation to the application of workforce planning in a local government context generally, and the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework in particular.

Developing a workforce strategy – the steps to take gives general advice regarding the process to follow and important things to remember when undertaking workforce planning. Detailed information and guidance about preparing workforce strategies can be obtained by looking at the Useful links and resources section.

Components of an effective workforce strategy – key questions and strategic issues sets out many of the needs to be identified at the earliest opportunity in the Integrated Planning and Reporting process. Once identified they should be used to inform the development of the Community Strategic Plan and Delivery Program as well as the supporting workforce strategy.

The key questions and strategic issues are grouped into 5 focus areas: analysis of workforce requirements, workforce structure, workplace equity and diversity, workplace governance, and employee support and development.

Implementing a workforce strategy provides general advice regarding the implementation of the workforce strategy that is driven by the need to deliver the goals in the Community Strategic Plan and deliver Council’s Delivery Program.

Monitoring and evaluating a workforce strategy provides general information about regularly monitoring and evaluating Council's workforce strategy to ensure it is appropriate to workforce needs, to determine to what extent it is assisting Council to meet the objectives in the Community Strategic Plan and Delivery Program, and to inform the next phase of the workforce planning cycle.

Related legislation and Policy provides easy access to the legislative requirements relating to workforce planning by councils, as well as relevant DLG guidelines and other resources.

Useful links and resources contains links to detailed information and guidance about preparing workforce strategies as well as other publications to assist in addressing the issues covered in Components of an effective workforce strategy – key questions and strategic issues.

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