The right person, in the right job, with the right skills, at the right time: a workforce-planning model that goes beyond metrics

Stokker, Judy and Hallam, Gillian (2009) The right person, in the right job, with the right skills, at the right time: a workforce-planning model that goes beyond metrics. Library Management, 30 8: 561-571. doi:10.1108/01435120911006520


Author Stokker, Judy
Hallam, Gillian
Title The right person, in the right job, with the right skills, at the right time: a workforce-planning model that goes beyond metrics
Journal name Library Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0143-5124
1758-7921
Publication date 2009-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/01435120911006520
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 8
Start page 561
End page 571
Total pages 11
Place of publication Bingley, United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Publishing
Formatted abstract
Purpose: The paper aims to describe a workforce-planning model developed in-house in an Australian university library that is based on rigorous environmental scanning of an institution, the profession and the sector.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses a case study that describes the stages of the planning process undertaken to develop the Library's Workforce Plan and the documentation produced.

Findings:  While it has been found that the process has had successful and productive outcomes, workforce planning is an ongoing process. To remain effective, the workforce plan needs to be reviewed annually in the context of the library's overall planning program. This is imperative if the plan is to remain current and to be regarded as a living document that will continue to guide library practice.

Research limitations/implications: Although a single case study, the work has been contextualized within the wider research into workforce planning. Practical implications- The paper provides a model that can easily be deployed within a library without external or specialist consultant skills, and due to its scalability can be applied at department or wider level.

Originality/value: The paper identifies the trends impacting on, and the emerging opportunities for, university libraries and provides a model for workforce planning that recognizes the context and culture of the organization as key drivers in determining workforce planning.
Keyword Academic libraries
Australia
Change management
Manpower planning
University libraries
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: University of Queensland Library Staff Publications and Presentations
 
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