How to implement a Workforce Plan in your Manufacturing Business
Updated: Feb 3
A Workforce Plan will help you to have the right people with the right skills at the right time. It will also help you to address potential concerns such as employee turnover and inconsistent productivity.
This is vital to help address the skills gap which the manufacturing industry is facing.
1) Decide your business objectives
(these could have easily changed during the current uncertainties)
2) Assess your employees
How many employee do you have?
What skills do they possess?
What’s your turnover rate?
Are your employees working at full capacity?
3) Identify your workforce needs
Do you need to train your current employees or team leaders? How will this training take place?
Do you need to hire new people?
Do any of your employees’ skillsets no longer fit, do you need to let them go?
4) Assess your company’s design
Do you have the right job descriptions in place?
Is your structure correct, are your employees reporting into the right team leaders?
5) Identify how you will motive and keep your employees
How will you reward your employees? What benefits will you provide?
How will you determine their salary?
5) Decide your succession plan
Who will cover or eventually replace each role within your company, including yours?
5) Execute the plan.
Ensure you keep a weekly update report, and have options in place should these be required.
6) Evaluate the plan
Have you recruited the skills that you wanted to? Are your objectives still relevant?
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