Visier Hosts Complimentary Webinar: "Achieve Maximum Business Value with Workforce Planning–Avoid the Common Roadblocks to Success"

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, September 9, 2013–Visier, the innovation leader in workforce analytics and planning, announced today it will be hosting a complimentary webinar, “Achieve Maximum Business Value with Workforce Planning–Avoid the Common Roadblocks to Success,” on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT.

HR and business leaders continue to require better insight into their workforce, and an improved ability to react quickly and effectively to business changes. Increasingly, organizations are seeking more effective ways of making sense of their workforce data to gain insight into what drives productivity and competitive advantage. Leading organizations have turned their focus to how best to apply that information to deliver improved business results through comprehensive workforce plans. Workforce planning is a powerful solution in helping organizations turn data into actionable plans to optimize the workforce and business; however, there are many challenges to overcome. Workforce planning is not a new idea but technology and best practice processes to achieve success are rapidly evolving.

Workforce planning is a fundamental exercise in proactive business management that keeps organizations aligned with their markets, and ensures organizational ability to execute on the business strategy. In most organizations, workforce planning is a manual process that is tracked in spreadsheets and only occurs annually. Even with regular reviews to ensure the plan is tracking accurately to the business, collaborating and reconciling plans is labor intensive and error prone. The consequence is that the value of workforce planning is diminished due to the relative infrequency of its iteration, the inefficiency of the process, the inaccuracy of the estimates produced, and the difficulty in drawing actionable conclusions. For the business this means missed opportunity and a workforce plan that is out of line with the business priorities.

This one-hour complimentary webinar will review several critical challenges in undertaking an enterprise workforce planning process and the practical problems that arise–common roadblocks that ultimately reduce the effectiveness of the desired results. This informative webinar will deliver a common sense approach to building or enhancing workforce planning programs to deliver tangible business outcomes such as improving productivity, profitability and performance. Webinar participants will discover common pitfalls associated with workforce planning initiatives, understand the implications of falling into these predicaments, and acquire constructive insights into how these situations can be mitigated or avoided. More importantly, this webinar will discuss where workforce planning should be focused in order to maximize value from the time invested, and how to measure a return from the process.

If you are considering how workforce planning or analytics solutions can help your organization in aligning workforce strategies to meet business strategies, you won’t want to miss this webinar.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

– How to leverage the right data to make the right workforce decisions
– Best practices for implementing a successful workforce planning process or improving existing planning initiatives
– Practical advice on how to avoid and overcome common pitfalls, which can derail and impact workforce planning initiatives
– Recommendations on what to look for when seeking an effective workforce planning solution

By registering for this webinar, you will automatically get a sneak peak of Visier’s exciting new Visier Workforce Planning solution. This latest addition complements the award winning Visier Workforce Analytics to maximize the value of workforce planning, by giving users the ability to manage, collaborate, forecast, simulate and analyze different scenarios to create business impactful workforce plans.

The webinar is free to attend but you must register in advance. To register for this complimentary webinar on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT, please visit

About Visier

Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco, CA., Visier delivers workforce analytics through the cloud to empower HR professionals with the most critical insights for optimizing their people strategy to meet their business strategy. Visier’s unique analytics combine the sophistication of predictive capabilities with the ease-of-use of consumer applications. Founded in 2010 by business intelligence experts–including former Business Objects chief executive officer, John Schwarz–the company’s leadership team has a proven track record of technical, operational and strategic management success with companies such as IBM, SAP and Symantec.

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