What is it?
Workforce planning is having the right number of people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time.
Why do it?
Workforce planning helps agencies forecast future conditions and develop objectives for HR programs to meet the organization's needs.
How to do it?
The toolkit below provides general information concerning the steps related to workforce planning and workforce planning strategies that can be implemented to address current and future staffing gaps.
Individual Development Plans
Filling key positions due to retirements and turnover is an ongoing issue for most organizations. Setting up Individual Development Plans (IDP) for staff can prepare employees to assume additional responsibilities when needed.
Using knowledge transfer methods to develop staff can also ensure that critical business information is preserved and that service quality is maintained.
CPM - Certified Public Manager Program
APM - Associate Public Manager Program
PPD - Public Professional Development Program
HRPD - Human Resources Professional Development Program
It is important for agencies to assess workforce planning needs in order to develop a valid workforce planning effort. Demographic data and workforce statistics can help agencies plan where they need to focus initial workforce planning efforts. The Division of State Human Resources has created a "toolkit" of resources to help agencies gather and analyze data. This toolkit is provided below.
In addition, the SCEIS Report Summary below describes the data provided by each listed SCEIS report. Agencies who are not live in SCEIS may obtain demographic and workforce statistics by contacting their human resources consultant.
The South Carolina Retirement System also has an Employer Services website where employers can access information about their employees' retirement eligibility.
- Agency Information
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Benefits and Leave
- HEEAPA - Higher Education Efficiency and Administrative Policies Act
- HR Advisory Information
- HR Dashboard - Statewide Information
- Laws and Regulations
- Memos to Agencies
- Organizational Chart - Statewide
- DSHR Briefings
- Policies and Programs
- Reporting and Recordkeeping
- SCEIS and HRIS Resources
- Separation from Employment
- Temporary Grant / Time-Limited Project Positions
- Workforce Planning
- Applicant Information
- Classification and Compensation System Study Project Report
- Code of Conduct
- Domestic and Workplace Violence Guidelines
- Employee Information
- InfoSec and Privacy Professional Development Program
- Training and Development