Tuesday, March 5

2:05 pm - 3:05 pm

Jenna N. Filipkowski, Ph.D.

Head of Research
Human Capital Institute (HCI)

MaryFran Heinsch

Research Analyst
Human Capital Institute (HCI)

Recent HCI research found that more than a third of HR practitioners (35%) agree their organization is overwhelmed by the complexity of workforce planning. Even when organizations have the tools, processes, and expertise needed to manage SWP, 39% feel their efforts are hindered by external business factors like policies, regulation, and volatility in markets.

Organizations are coping with the pace of change by shortening their SWP cycles. In 2018, only 29% reported an annual planning cycle in comparison to 55% of those surveyed in 2014. HR practitioners and leaders agree that strategic workforce planning warrants the effort and investment. When done correctly and continuously, it enables organizations to address the needs of business by designing plans that integrate business strategy and elements of talent management.

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Understand the six components necessary for SWP as identified from HCI research
  • Discuss approaches shared by high performing organizations with robust and agile planning capabilities
  • Action plan to create a flexible SWP process at your organization

About Jenna N. Filipkowski, Ph.D.

Jenna N. Filipkowski, Ph.D. is the Head of Research at the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and she lives to make work better for everyone. With her research, Jenna is responsible for providing rigorous, insightful analysis, and actionable reporting that helps business and human resources decision-makers drive results.

Previously, she spent several years as a talent assessment consultant and research scientist. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Wright State University and her B.S. degree from Ursinus College.

Because of her passions for improving people’s experience in the workplace and helping others find meaning and purpose from work, Jenna completed International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program at the University of Texas, Dallas. Her side business, Movement Leadership Coaching LLC, helps leaders find intention and possibility.

Over the past five years at HCI, she has authored over 44 research papers on a variety of talent management topics such as coaching, leadership development, talent acquisition, and employee engagement. She has presented her work at numerous professional conferences, magazines, and academic publications. Jenna is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Jenna lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son, and two dogs.

About MaryFran Heinsch

MaryFran Heinsch is a Research Analyst at Human Capital Institute. She brings a background in quantitative and qualitative methods in the Social Sciences to her role in providing research and analytical support at HCI. Prior to her current role, MaryFran has worked in non-profit, research, and higher education. She received her B.S. degree from Loyola University of Chicago and her M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.


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