Develop a Workforce Plan

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Workforce planning is a core function of human resource management in the planning and evaluation of your organization.

Workforce Plan Elements

A process used to Identify and analyze what an organization currently need as well as will need into the future to achieve its objectives in terms of:

  • Size of workforce
  • Type of positions
  • Experience, knowledge, and skills of its workforce

Workforce Plan Components

Learn about the common components of a workforce plan and areas of consideration when evaluating your workforce.  

Position Categorization

Categorize the different positions within your organization and how they are funded. 

Determine the Role of Positions

Through the evaluation of positions, it is critical that you understand what role each position currently and into the future will play within your organization. 

Learn more about the different roles that exist for position evaluation.

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Think About the Financials

Once you have determined what your future employment needs are for services, you need to think about the funding that is required for these employment needs.

Contact an Expert

  • Julia Borkowski.

    Julia Borkowski

    Recruitment and Position Specialist

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-4438; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: jlborkow@buffalo.edu

  • Photo of Nayema Chowdhury.

    Nayema Chowdhury

    Recruitment and Position Specialist

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-8170; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: nayemach@buffalo.edu

  • anthony greco.

    Anthony Grieco

    Recruitment and Position Specialist

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-4483; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: ajgrieco@buffalo.edu

  • lauren merletti.

    Lauren Merletti

    Recruitment and Position Specialist

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-4529; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: ljmerlet@buffalo.edu

  • Delorian Miller.

    Delorian Miller

    Senior Classification and Compensation Analyst

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-4432; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: dem34@buffalo.edu

  • Lawniece Nichols.

    Lawniece Nichols

    Recruitment and Position Specialist

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-4434; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: ldw4@buffalo.edu

  • mary jo serafini.

    Mary Jo Serafini

    Regional Director, Upstate New York HERC and Recruitment and Position Specialist

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-8172; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: serafini@buffalo.edu

  • Photo of Sanjida Uddin.

    Sanjida Uddin

    Recruitment and Position Specialist

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road

    Phone: 716-645-4436; Fax: 716-645-2724

    Email: suddin@buffalo.edu

  • Photo of Jamie Lynn Bluhm.

    Jamie Lynn Bluhm

    Director

    Workforce Planning and Recruitment

    Phone: 716-645-4433

    Email: jlbluhm@buffalo.edu

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