No choice but the high road? The revival of workforce planning in public services

Colley, Linda (2006). No choice but the high road? The revival of workforce planning in public services. In: Barbara Pocock, Chris Provis and Eileen Willis, 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road? Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ). 20th Conference AIRAANZ 2006. 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road?, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (137-146). February 2006.

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Author Colley, Linda
Title of paper No choice but the high road? The revival of workforce planning in public services
Conference name 20th Conference AIRAANZ 2006. 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road?
Conference location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Conference dates February 2006
Convener The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)
Proceedings title 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road? Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher Division of Arts, Education & Social Science, University of South Australia
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780868035451
0868035459
Editor Barbara Pocock
Chris Provis
Eileen Willis
Volume 1
Start page 137
End page 146
Total pages 10
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary A number of workforce challenges will coincide in the near future: the ageing population; the pending exit of many retirees; the tightening labour market; increasing skills shortages; and changes to the public services required by an ageing populace. In this climate, employers are required to actively compete and be seen as an employer of choice. Workforce planning has gained increasing attention as the means to manage changes in the supply and demand for labour and to implement the strategies to attract and retain a high quality workforce and manage changes in supply and demand. This paper provides a brief outline of the workforce planning process, and examines its revitalisation in selected Australian public services. It seems that, at least in the public service environment of skilled employment, employers will have little choice but to take the high road in employment conditions and strategies.
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published ISBN is incorrect (ISBN listed is for V.2: Non-Refereed Papers). Should be "ISBN: 9780868035444; 0868035440" (for V.1: Refereed Papers).

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