Creating a Workforce Analytics Action Plan

Child welfare professionals do a lot of planning, from safety plans to training plans. When workforce analytics teams  are established and charged with examining workforce challenges, conducting a SWOT analysis and creating an action plan can help guide that process. A SWOT analysis is used to identify internal and external Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats which can help focus a workforce analytics team on priority goals for their action plan.

An action plan is a detailed plan with specific tasks needed to accomplish a goal. Action plans may help a team to analyze turnover data or to develop a workforce metrics report. Regardless of the goal, the QIC-WD created a resource, Creating a Workforce Analytics Action Plan, which includes a sample plan and a step-by-step guide to writing an action plan. Penny Putnam Collins, QIC-WD Implementation Specialist, also provides a brief overview on action planning and provides guidance about developing an action plan in this 4-minute video. 

The content contained in this blog post was developed as part of the QIC-WD’s Child Welfare Workforce Analytics Institute. The Institute was designed to facilitate growth and collaboration between leaders in child welfare and human resources in their awareness, knowledge, and use of data analytics.

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