Workforce planning & data
What is it?
Workforce planning is an essential aspect of planning for the future. It is about knowing your workforce and being responsive to the various factors that will influence your workforce needs. Social, economic, political, environmental and technological factors can have a short and long-term influence on the way that services are provided, as well as the people and skills that are required to provide the services.
"It is imperative for public sector agencies to identify current and future workforce issues and respond in creative and flexible ways [.....] to guarantee the sustainability of services to metropolitan and regional Western Australia." – M C Wauchope, Strategic Directions for the Public Sector Workforce 2009-2014
PSC's approach to workforce planning is outlined in the Strategic Workforce Planning Framework.
Why is it important?
The most valuable asset that the public sector has is its workforce. The Public Sector Commission strives to lead and support the Western Australian public sector to continually adapt to a range of factors that will have an effect on the type, size and composition of its workforce.
By helping agencies to build and maintain the public sector workforce, PSC is helping to ensure that the Western Australian community receives high quality services into the future.
How can PSC support your agency?
PSC helps agencies to stay informed and proactively respond to challenging trends across the sector. These challenges may include an increasing population, an ageing workforce or fluctuating demand for services. In response to this, PSC provides 5 main workforce planning services:
- Advice & Consultation
- Workforce Planning Toolkit
- Workforce Demographic Reporting
- Equal Employment Opportunity support
Assistant Director, Workforce Planning & Diversity
Phone: (08) 6552 8541
Page last updated 21 September 2012