Healthcare workforce planning – can we face the future without it?
Workforce planning is one the most critical HR processes and linked to every other function in HR management.
Skills for Health’s exceptional workforce planning service ensure your organization has the right skills, and is the right size, to deliver high-quality patient care at a cost you can afford.
The health sector employs almost 2.3 million1 people, and workforce spends accounts for an estimated 70 percent of the healthcare budget.
Employers are faced with financial challenges, increasing demands being put upon services from people living longer with more complex conditions, the development of new technologies and new drug therapies.
It is now more critical than ever that organizations analyze how they are using their workforce and ensure that they use that workforce most effectively and efficiently to provide good quality healthcare.
Workforce plans are required to ensure that people with the right skills, competencies, and behaviors can meet patient needs both now and in the future. The overarching aims should be focused on creating a sustainable workforce that is centered around patient need, provides quality outcomes and is both deliverable and affordable.
At Strategic Axis, we have a proven track record of working with employers to review their workforce planning processes and support them to develop operational and strategic workforce plans.
In spite of its importance, it is often implemented haphazardly due to organizational and market complexities. In addition to surveying the drivers for workforce planning and its key performance indicators, this course presents and elaborates on an operational model for forecasting demand and supply of employees and demonstrates how resulting gaps can be bridged with a variety of controllable staffing initiatives. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to learn and apply the forecasting techniques that are typically used in workforce planning.
The course uses a mix of interactive techniques such as lecturettes, group activities, case studies, scenario analysis and team presentations
Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC). SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.
Additionally, all participants will receive certificates from KHDA – Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
This course also endorsed by HRCI – HR Certification Institute. By completing this program which is approved by HRCI, participants will earn credit hours essential for maintaining the professional distinction of PHR®, SPHR® or GPHR®.
Healthcare manpower needs
Health staffing levels
Shortage healthcare workers
Recognize overseas qualifications
Different types of health workers
Employ lay health workers