IHRIM Partners With Mercer to Host Webinar on Why Workforce Planning Matters in Today's Economic Environment

The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, today announced that it will host a FREE webinar to address ‘Why Workforce Planning Matters in Today’s Economic Environment.’ Held on December 7, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST, the association invites HR professionals (from executive management through analyst level) and Finance, Operations (or line of business executives or operators responsible for business performance and/or workforce analysis and planning) professionals to participate in this one-hour event.

Sponsored by Mercer, this webinar will explore workforce management issues facing many companies today as the downturn has put their longer-term talent needs in direct conflict with their short-term business requirements. In the long term, they expect growth, which generally requires an increase in the workforce. However, many are facing the immediate need to cut costs – including labor costs. Because of all this, one of the takeaways from this webinar will include insight into Mercer’s top ten recommendations for starting a successful workforce planning program.

“We are making this webinar available free to anyone who wants to attend because it is such an important topic for HR professionals at every level,” said Michelle Czosek, IHRIM’s Manager of Education and Special Programs. “Participants will come to understand the keys to getting workforce planning right in today’s uncertain environment. Additionally, they will hear about what successful organizations are doing to make smart decisions, so that the actions they take today do not jeopardize their future viability.”

“Among other things, this webinar will address the big question of ‘whom should companies cut today, knowing that in the future the business will require growth – and especially certain critical skills and capabilities – to prosper?,” added Lynne Mealy, CEO of IHRIM. “Once they successfully answer this, organizations will find themselves gaining ground competitively and effectively meeting their business goals.”

The presenters for this webinar are Brian Kelly, Commercial Leader, Human Capital Metrics & Analytics Solutions, Mercer; and Matt Stevenson, Principal, Workforce Sciences Group, Mercer.

More information can be found at http://bit.ly/IHRIMWebinar_WorkforcePlanning.

About the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
IHRIM is the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry. Since 1980, IHRIM has been the only membership association for HR technology professionals, advancing the industry by providing unparalleled education and professional development opportunities through its annual conference, educational courses and webinars. IHRIM is a community of experts – a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty that continues to grow, not just in numbers, but in its scope of knowledge and information.