The workforce planning process exists to match the workforce with the tasks that need to be completed in a business. It is also very central to the employee experience. Solving this coordination problem in a fair way, which takes into account both financial objectives and the employees preferences, is a difficult puzzle and requires a comprehensive workforce management solution.
In addition to the basic weekly or monthly planning, a longer term perspective is needed too. What type of competences does the workforce need a year from now? What is the marginal cost for taking on additional work tasks with the current workforce? What should we look for in recruits? The answers to all these questions circle back to the shift and roster planning process.
Determining labor demand
Simultaneous planning of shifts and rosters
If you are interested in how simultaneous shift and roster planning can be done, you should watch VuoroÄly’s short introductory video (in Finnish). Click here to view the video