Introduction

The purpose of this document is to provide public service and State sector agencies with easy access, in one place, to a range of information sources that they may usefully consider when developing or reviewing their workforce strategies and/or implementing those strategies through workforce policies or bargaining.

In putting this information together, we have aimed to provide access to a reasonably comprehensive range of information. We do not, however, suggest that we have provided access to all information relevant to an agencies workforce strategy. Nor do we endorse the accuracy of any particular information or commentary associated with it.

If you have links to anything else you think should be included in this list please contact the Workforce Strategy team workforcestrategies@ssc.govt.nz.

 

'How to do' Workforce Strategy

Workforce Planning Guide, Premier's Department NSW 2003
Step by step - how to develop - a workforce strategy. Includes checklists and case studies
www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/12680/WorkforcePlanningAGuide.pdf

Building business capability through workforce planning, Australian Public Service Commission 2006
High level overview of issues to be considered when developing workforce strategy
www.apsc.gov.au/publications06/workforceplanningconsiderations.htm

Workforce Planning Toolkit: Guide for Workforce Planning in Small to Medium Sized Victorian Public Sector Organisations 2006
Details process for developing a workforce strategy. Includes criteria for ‘better workforce planning practice’ at each development stage.
www.ssa.vic.gov.au/products/workforce-planning-resource-kit.html

Workforce Resources and Good Practice (UK Local Government)
Workforce strategy development - 6 step approach –high level overview 2009. Site includes a range of resources, tools and case studies.
www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=9110444

Skills for Health: Comprehensive workforce strategy, planning and development site. Multiple tools and resources.
www.healthcareworkforce.nhs.uk/

Taking steps: a detailed guide to workforce planning for providers of adult social care: 2010: Guide aimed at Provider organizations in the care and support sector (UK) - public, private and voluntary sectors.
www.skillsforcare.org.uk/workforce_strategy/InLAWS/Workforceplanningguide.aspx

 

Workforce strategy documents –examples

Workforce Planning Toolkit, Public Sector Commission, Western Australia. Range of resources.
Includes Govt of Western Australia Public Sector Commission Workforce Plan 2010-12. Notes that may be used as a template and customised to meet specific agency needs.
www.publicsector.wa.gov.au/Positioning/WorkforcePlanning/Pages/PlanningResources.aspx#faq1

Tomorrow’s people –building a local government workforce for the future. National Strategy document 2008
Site includes case studies and workshop tools.
www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nationalstudies/localgov/Pages/tomorrowspeople.aspx

Local Government Workforce Strategy 2010: Delivering through People UK Local Government workforce strategy document
www.idea.gov.uk/idk/aio/18895188

The Workforce Strategy for the Further Education Sector in England, 2007-2012
Workforce strategy (example).
www.atl.org.uk/Images/Workforce%20Strategy.pdf/

Research Skills for an Innovative Future: 2011
Australian Government, Department of Innovation Industry Science and Research. Workforce strategy (example).
www.innovation.gov.au/Research/ResearchWorkforceIssues/Documents/ResearchSkillsforanInnovativeFuture.pdf

The Higher Education Workforce Framework 2010
Major considerations and challenges for the workforce of English higher education. It provides evidence to inform future policy decisions and to assist in institutional strategic planning. Workforce Framework (example).
www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2010/10_05a/

NZ Public health workforce website
Includes Public health workforce strategies and links to other health workforce strategy documents
www.publichealthworkforce.org.nz/Other-key-WFD-strategies_71.aspx

A Framework for Collaborative Pan-Canadian Health Human Resources Planning 2007
Site also includes a range of policy orientated publications on health human resources planning
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-rhs/strateg/index-eng.php

Aboriginal Health Everyone’s Business: Health Workforce Development: A South Australian Strategy for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People 2005-2010
Workforce strategy document (example).
www.ahcsa.org.au/media/docs/health_workforce_devel.pdf

Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand 2006
Workforce Strategy (example).
www.tianz.org.nz/main/workforce-strategy/

 

Whole of system/Cross Sector

Workforce Planning Toolkit, Public Sector Commission, Western Australia
Range of resources. Includes; Govt of Western Australia Dept of the Premier and Cabinet Workforce Plan 2010-14.

Includes Strategic Directions for the Public Sector Workforce 2009-2014. Identifies initiatives to be implemented over a 5 year period. Includes summary presentation.
www.publicsector.wa.gov.au/Positioning/WorkforcePlanning/Pages/PlanningResources.aspx#faq1

Health Workforce Australia 2011: National Health Workforce Innovation and Reform Strategic Framework for Action
Consultation document –planning determinant –strategy around workforce innovation system level / Sector –wide.
www.hwa.gov.au/work-programs/workforce-innovation-and-reform/strategic-framework-for-action

‘Australian Workforce Futures: A National Workforce Development Strategy’ 2010
Skills Australia reporting recommendations for a fundamental overhaul in the way the nation approaches and supports workforce development—at a national, industry and enterprise level.
www.skillsaustralia.gov.au/PDFs_RTFs/WWF_strategy.pdf

Putting People First –working to make it happen: adult social care workforce strategy 2009
Working to Put People First: The Strategy for the Adult Social Care Workforce in England. Outlines the workforce implications of Putting People First and provides a high-level framework to support the transformation of the adult social care workforce.
www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_098481

Planning and developing the NHS workforce: the national framework 2008
Whole of sector workforce planning framework.
www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_114867

 

Workforce Websites

Centre for Workforce Intelligence: UK national authority on workforce planning and development. Bibliography of links to workforce resources.
www.cfwi.org.uk/

Workforce Resources and Good Practice (UK Local Government)
Workforce strategy development - 6 step approach –high level overview 2009. Site includes a range resources, tools and case studies.
www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=9110444

Skills for Health
Comprehensive workforce strategy, planning and development site. Multiple tools and resources.
www.healthcareworkforce.nhs.uk/

Human Resources for Health Global resource centre
National health workforce strategies; workforce projections; some tools.
www.hrhresourcecenter.org/

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