Implement workforce planning and succession strategies

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PSPHRM004, 'Implement workforce planning and succession strategies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Conduct workforce analysis

1.1 Conduct indepth analysis of current workforce practices, numbers, deployment, diversity and competencies to provide a baseline for workforce planning and management.

1.2 Analyse workforce data and benchmark when required against comparable data, identify trends and suggest interventions to address developments that do not support the organisation’s strategic or business directions.

1.3 Undertake labour market and industry analysis to identify factors and trends that may impact on the organisation and the implications of these for workforce planning and management.

1.4 Use scenario planning or other forecasting tools to predict and assess likely futures for the organisation with their associated implications and risks.

1.5 Present the results of workforce analysis in objective and unbiased terms and in a form and language to suit the intended audience.

1.6 Ensure that the results of workforce analysis concerning future workforce requirements are included in decision-making processes.

2. Contribute to workforce planning

2.1 Provide information and advice to managers on all aspects of workforce planning.

2.2 Develop and/or provide workforce planning tools to managers, and give assistance in their use.

2.3 Develop and suggest solutions for current and future workforce planning and management issues.

2.4 Provide consultancy services to develop the human resource aspects of organisational and business unit plans to ensure the right numbers of appropriately diverse and skilled staff are available for future needs.

2.5 Assist managers to question current work practices and structures and prepare workforce plans.

3. Assist with succession management

3.1 Communicate the critical role of succession planning in managing the organisation’s intellectual capital to managers and staff.

3.2 Develop a succession management strategy and identify candidate pools for imminent and longer term future vacancies.

3.3 Develop and agree on succession processes and the succession management strategy.

3.4 Use the results of workforce analysis and planning to assist managers to undertake succession planning.