Public Sector Resourcing: Creating your strategic workforce plan
Temp, contractor, contingent, consultant and ‘gigger’. These are just a few of the definitions used to describe the ‘non-permanent’ workforce that continues to grow each day. As ‘flexibility’ becomes the primary motivator in 2019 and beyond for those seeking new opportunities (Forbes online), having visibility of this important workforce is imperative for employers and HR teams as the war for talent continues to grow. The need to be able to predict the size and shape of your workforce is, without a doubt, hugely important to effectively plan for the work that needs to be delivered in the short, medium and longer term. So, knowing what percentage of flexible labour makes up your workforce is a necessity not an option. But as a resource that is flexible in name and nature, achieving this is hugely complex.
HR systems undoubtedly provide a view of the landscape for permanently employed or fixed term workers. But how do you really know how many and what type of workers are actually supporting your business function, in what capacity, structure and at what cost? And how do you know that they are all compliant within an ever-changing legislative environment? For many the answer is often “we don’t”.
What we do know, however, is that contingent workers make up between 20 – 50% of an organisation’s Total Talent. So, knowing your overarching headcount, budget management, skills gaps identification and visualisation of management information should be part of your Strategic Workforce Planning toolkit for all types of workers, permanent or not. For those unsure of how this can be achieved, there is a solution.
Alexander Mann Solutions in conjunction with Crown Commercial Services has created the de-facto Contingent Worker Framework called: Public Sector Resourcing (PSR).
PSR went live in 2018 and now supports over 90 departments across Central Government. So how can PSR support you? PSR has a dedicated team of 120 experts who specialise in sourcing, delivering and administrating over 11,000 contingent workers through a single vendor management system – Fieldglass. The PSR Framework is supported by state-of-the-art technologies that can provide detailed management information on job title, headcount, tenure, spend and location; this can be reported real time or tailored to the time period in which you want to view your metrics.
Having visibility of your workers in a single repository should be part of your overarching SWP toolkit. Be ahead of the curve and know your Total Talent portfolio – don’t ‘guesstimate’ what is an integral part of your organisations make up.
For more information on Public Sector Resourcing (PSR), please visit www.publicsectorresourcing.co.uk or contact [email protected]
If you would like to know more about Public Sector Resourcing (PSR), we will be exhibiting at the Public Sector Solutions Expo on the 25th and 26th June, you can find us at stand C10. Looking forward to meeting you!