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Philadelphia SHRM Webinar

Topic: Understanding and Using Workforce Planning (WFP)

Description: A critical aspect of any organization’s business strategy is its human capital workforce planning.  Workforce planning must become a priority to ensure the business has the necessary and sufficient human capital resources required to sustain short and long term strategic objectives.  Properly conceived workforce planning starts at the highest levels of the organization and is an integral component of its strategic business plan.

This workforce planning overview will provide insights into the strategic importance of workforce planning and how to incorporate and align workforce planning as part of an organization’s current and future workforce human capital strategy.

We’ll review how to uncover the key gaps in the workforce relative to the business’ strategy and develop human capital solutions to shrink these gaps.  We’ll also cover how to “sell” the concepts of workforce planning and advocate for strategic investments in your organization’s talent.

Program Objectives: You will gain the following takeaways from this webinar:

  • Create an effective Workforce Planning management process
  • The importance of integrating workforce planning as part of the business’ human capital strategy
  • How effective workforce planning can differentiate a business from competitors
  • How to align workforce planning with talent management to maximize success
  • The mechanics of WFP (supply and demand)
  • WFP in Action (a case study will be discussed)

About the speaker:  Chris Giangrasso, Sr. VP, Human Resources, Communications and Site Services, Arkema Inc.

Chris Giangrasso has worked in the field of Human Resources for more than 25 years and currently is Sr. VP, Human Resources, Communications and Site Services at Arkema Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia. Chris joined Arkema in 2005 after serving as Vice President of Human Resources at the Campbell Soup Company. Prior to Campbell’s, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Airgas, Inc and Vice President of Human Resources at Aramark Corporation. Earlier in his career, he specialized in organizational development, psychological assessment, and executive education in positions at the Borg-Warner Company and Siemens Corporation. Chris has ten years of higher education teaching experience at Cabrini College and Villanova University and has been a frequent guest speaker at HR conferences and other academic institutions.

Mr. Giangrasso received his BS degree in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University and earned his Master’s Degree in the field of Industrial Psychology from Temple University.