Workforce Planning

Plan for the skills you need today and tomorrow.

Workforce planning dashboard showing bar graphs for skills analysis.

What You Can Do

Build workforce plans as agile as your business.

To keep up with business priorities and uncover new opportunities, you need planning that can keep pace. 

That’s why Workday Adaptive Planning empowers HR, finance and business leaders to collaboratively plan – and quickly put those plans into action.


  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Head-count planning
  • Compensation planning
  • Skills planning
  • Talent planning
  • Talent acquisition planning

“As we see our business scaling around the world, I see our workforce planning environment scaling along with it.”

Plan for what’s next with deep insight.

Planning your workforce takes a lot of data – and an understanding of what the data means. We help you make sense of it all to uncover rich, actionable insights.

Know your workforce, inside and out.

Take stock of transfers, planned hires, skills, attrition, part-time versus full-time, contingent workers and more.

Pinpoint and address workforce hotspots.

Identify areas for opportunity or uncover concerning trends before they grow into larger issues.

Drill down to metrics that matter.

Monitor and analyse costs, see unfilled positions and break down your workforce geographically – all using easy-to-use dashboards.

Workforce planning dashboard showing graphs and numerical information regarding headcount.
Two people climbing pie charts.

Model all kinds of workforce scenarios.

Model virtually anything by department, cost centre, level, location, position, skills and more – and map it to how you run your business.

You can also compare multiple scenarios in real time to forecast what could happen next, predict impact and choose the best plan from there.

Reduced staffing forecast variances from 20 percent to 2 percent.

Make the right hiring decisions – together.

Provide insights.

Give your team current and forecasted data as well as metrics for recruiting, training, transfers and attrition.

Plan as a team.

Model and share what-if scenarios to plan whether to build, borrow or buy the talent you need.

Stay aligned.

Sync your workforce and financial plans, see real-time impact of updates and work together to adjust variances.

Workforce planning screen showing recruiting dashboard with numerical information for hires and talent pool.

Put your plans into motion.

Got your plans where you want them? Now see them through.

Simply publish your approved head counts in Workday HCM, then monitor performance and adjust as needed. With HCM and planning in the same system, you can go from planning to execution seamlessly.

Get to know Workday Adaptive Planning.

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