Workforce planning is having the right number of people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time. Workforce planning is the business process that aligns staffing with the strategic missions and critical needs of the department. It also forecasts the department's future workforce needs to ensure your department will continue to have a talented competent workforce. See the State of California Workforce Planning Model for an overview of the workforce planning process.
Succession Planning supports workforce planning by calling attention to internal resources of the department. The process involves identifying and developing current employees with the potential to fill key leadership positions, identifying competency gaps, and developing strategies to addressing the needs.
Leadership—Workforce and succession plans allow senior leaders to demonstrate their commitment to employees and citizens of California by planning and preparing for the continuity of services long into the future.
Strategic Planning—Is your department's workforce at risk? Workforce and Succession Plans can be your cornerstone to build your leadership bench strength and deliver on your strategic objectives.
Customers—Meet and exceed customers' expectations! Workforce and Succession Plans allow you to prepare for the future, sustain services and increase efficiency.
The CalHR Statewide Workforce Planning and Recruitment Unit is committed to building a quality sustainable workforce for the State of California.
Our unit facilitates quarterly workforce planning professionals meetings to provide a networking opportunity that is interactive, informative, and relevant to the workforce planning challenges faced by the State of California.
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Check out the Statewide Workforce Planning and Recruitment Unit's Workforce Planning Toolkit page! The Toolkit organizes all available tools by category so you can quickly find what you need. Download the tools you want, learn about upcoming tools, and suggest ideas for additional new tools, all on one site. All tools are designed to enhance your department's workforce and succession planning efforts. Take a look at the Toolkit today!
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Check out the Statewide Recruitment page! Stay up to date with current information regarding the State of California’s upcoming events, increased recruitment for examinations and vacancies and other tools to assist your department with recruitment efforts. Working together is better and teamwork always makes the dream work.
CalHR's Statewide Workforce Planning is here to assist your department in workforce planning every step of the way.