Paper: Our Workforce Matters

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Abstract: This paper is an evaluation of the state of New York's work force planning guide titled Our Work Force Matters. It evaluates whether or not the guide is well-informed and usable, how much it is in line with established texts in this field, and where the guide falls short. The paper provides supporting arguments for the evaluation. The key to the success of any business is the strength of its staff or work force. However, to remain economical, a company's work force must be able to increase efficiency, lower staffing costs, reduce turnover and provide long term growth for the company. In order to achieve all of these goals, a company must have and implement a successful work force planning strategy. This can be difficult as many companies fail to see where there staffing short-comings lie, and therefore can not determine the best strategy for hiring, outsourcing and shifting staff positions. Since each company's staffing needs are different, a successful staffing strategy must have a broad enough outline to be applicable to any company while also being specific enough to accurately address that company's staffing needs. In 2001, Governor David Paterson, the New York State Department of Civil Service and the New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations published a guide for work force planning for their state agencies titled Our Work Force Matters. This guide provides eight steps for the planning processes along with several strategies and
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