Once you implement the plan, evaluate your efforts in order to ensure you are meeting your objectives, closing staffing and competency gaps, and efforts are benefiting internal and external stakeholders and the department as a whole.
This phase allows you to evaluate all components of the workforce plan to ensure they are effectively accomplishing desired outcomes.
An evaluation of the outcomes and effectiveness of the workforce plan and related activities.
Look for measureable changes related to the strategies you have implemented, such as:
Document lessons learned from the workforce planning process by following up with the Steering Committee about:
Document every change made to the workforce plan, including the reason for the change. Rather than overhaul the plan itself, add an appendix to the workforce plan with each new change.
Workforce planning should be formally undertaken every three years or as major organizational changes arise, whichever is sooner. However, the workforce plan should be evaluated on a continual basis to ensure that the strategies are still effectively meeting the department's needs. Consider the following continuous activities: