Expand Talent Acquisition’s Role in Workforce Planning & Help Grow the Bottom Line

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Rodney Smoczyk, PHR, CDR, Global Director of Talent Acquisition and Development for EDG, Inc. Sometimes the only thing that is more competitive than finding top notch people is finding that next cornerstone project.  When your company is vying for a particular project that requires extra talent, wouldn’t it provide your company a competitive advantage if the client knew for a fact that you have a plan in place to secure it? Too often talent demands are an after-thought instead of being armed with a plan at the time of the sale. If you were asked what the talent demand and supply is now for a potential project, would you know? That’s where workforce planning (WFP) comes into play. WFP tells you which jobs and projects you need full-time versus part-time and contract labor to accomplish. Information is key to success.

Imagine the significant advantage of having talent acquisition show a potential client that there won’t be any completion delays due to a shortage of talent. Of course WFP isn’t only an advantage for sales.  Internally, WFP is used to identify critical roles and model the internal and external flow of talent to project future skill supply and demand for your organization.  In this session we will discuss:

  • Why having a focused plan is important

  • How to use WFP information to arm sales with a competitive edge

  • What you can do to make WFP work for you

  • The workforce metrics and data analysis needed to guide business decisions

  • How to gain that ever important seat at the table when it comes to critical business decisions.


Rodney Smoczyk
Director, Talent Acquisition & HR Group
EDG Inc.