Workforce planning and the NTPS
In the NTPS, we undertake regular reviews of our workplaces and workforce (eg People Matter survey, State of the Service Reports) and develop strategies and responses to address workforce issues.
In the current environment, and given our challenges, we need to think beyond ‘people management’ to ‘human capital management’.
Human capital is much wider than just people in an organisation; it is a more systematic approach to building and sustaining ‘organisational capability’ which is a combination of people, processes, systems and structures.
The concept of human capital also recognises the influences of workforce factors (those that relate to people) and workplace factors (those that relate to the organisation). Elements of human capital include workplace culture, workplace leadership, workplace conditions and workplace design.
The ultimate outcome of human capital planning is better organisational performance.
Human Capital Plan
To achieve this we have developed a Human Capital Plan with actionable strategies to address current and future workforce challenges.
The Plan focuses on key initiatives for implementation across the sector. It has been developed using a robust but flexible Human Capital Framework that, amongst other things, helps to identify high-level trends and developments that will affect our ability to deliver against the strategic priorities set by government.
This Human Capital Plan is complemented by a background paper that provides a detailed explanation of the current and future challenges and opportunities we face, along with information on how the Human Capital Framework can be used to achieve better organisational capability.
Last updated: 10 January 2020
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