Strategic Workforce Planning

A longer-term, strategic approach to talent attraction, retention and redeployment is required in order to maximise the potential of all available talent pools and ensure a resilient and sustainable skilled workforce.

What Is It?

With an ageing workforce and shortages of technical and engineering-related skills in the labour market, forecasting future demand and supply of talent is one of the most critical strategic challenges facing organisations within the energy and utilities sector today. A longer-term, strategic approach to talent management is required, to make effective and efficient use of all available talent pools.


Why Energy & Utility Skills?

  • Energy & Utility Skills has more than a decade’s experience supporting UK industry in identifying and achieving their workforce planning ambitions – working with both individual companies and sector-wide collaborations. We are specialists in four key areas of strategic workforce planning: workforce planning training and upskilling, bespoke strategic workforce planning solutions, external labour market intelligence and benchmarking and collaborative workforce planning. To find out more about how we can help you and your organisation, please click here.
  • Our unique approach to generating intelligence that can inform your organisation of the likely impacts of both internal and external factors on skills and labour acquisition and retention. Enabling your organisation to be resilient to structural and cultural changes, better positioning itself for the future.
  • We offer a range of products and services designed to meet your individual requirements, circumstances, timescales and budget.
  • Over the past decade we have supported over 40 energy, utility and infrastructure companies, both within the UK and overseas, with designing and implementing their workforce renewal and talent attraction strategies.

How We Can Help You

To find out more about how Energy & Utility Skills can help you with strategic workforce planning and understand the process involved, click here.

At times like this, working to ensure the long-term resilience of your workforce may seem like a “nice to do” activity rather than an essential one. In addition to the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are facing uncertainties on a range of other fronts too. To find out more, click here.


White Papers

Click on the links below to access and download our two free white papers on a ‘more strategic approach to workforce planning’

White Paper: Making the case for a more strategic approach to workforce planning

White Paper: 6 Easy Steps – A Pragmatic Approach to Workforce Planning


Organisations that have benefited from our unique approach        

“Significant value has been created for our organisation over this eight-year period by getting Energy & Utility Skills involved with National Grid’s price control submission” – National Grid

“The scope and thoroughness of the workforce planning reports we requested from Energy & Utility Skills have impressed far and wide within SGN. Robert Murphy impressed us greatly with his willingness to pull out all the stops to help us achieve deadlines. The entire project exceeded my expectations.” – SGN

“Rob’s insights and experiences were much appreciated and valued. The insight that this has given us to create plans to address our potential workforce gaps will make a big difference to our business.” – Southern Water

“We were able to make a case to double the size of our planned apprentice intake, using the forecasts provided by Energy & Utility Skills” – SSE

“It was a pleasure to deal with Energy & Utility Skills. Rob Murphy was very easy to work with and the outputs of the team’s work have been thorough and relevant” – Welsh Water

 


Find Out More

For further information on how we might be able to support your organisation in developing its strategic workforce planning capabilities: