Business white paper explains how to achieve successful workforce planning

Hong Kong – (05/06/2012) – The global leader in Business Execution software solutions, SuccessFactors, an SAP company, has released a white paper titled Workforce Planning Pitfalls.

The company’s Workforce Planning Pitfalls white paper provides six steps that Human Resources executives can follow in order to make the most of strategic workforce planning while avoiding some of the common pitfalls, such as:

  1. Who owns workforce planning
  2. Connecting with the bigger picture
  3. Trying to run before you can walk
  4. Talking in a different language to the board
  5. Falling at the last hurdle: Implementation
  6. Planning without the right skills

SuccessFactors has also released a white paper titled How to Source and Select the Best Hires. The paper focuses on recruitment management, and explains how to implement a highly successful recruiting process to ensure the best candidates are chosen for the job. In this white paper, two fundamental aspects of recruitment are discussed: how to source the best candidates? And, how to select the best candidates?

These papers are part of SuccessFactors’ business transformation campaign, which focuses on how workforces are changing shape rapidly and how organisations are having to change their approach to recruitment.

By aggregating data from across an organisation and using the right analytics, business metrics and human capital tools, it is possible to identify gaps in the skills of a workforce that are required to deliver strategic goals. Once the weaknesses are identified, the gaps can be filled through smart recruitment, targeted training and the use of innovative collaboration technologies.

The company offers solutions to integrate workforce and business performance data to drive deeper understanding of how they can transform their workforce into a high performing organisation with the latest workforce management tools and analytics.

Visit to learn more and download both white papers in full.

About SuccessFactors, an SAP company

SuccessFactors, an SAP company, is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organisations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 15 million subscription seats globally, the company strives to delight its customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving a broad and diverse customer base. Today, the company has more than 3,500 customers in more than 168 countries using its application suite in 35 languages.