This document illustrates the eight-stage method used by the CfWI to develop models for workforce planning. It describes each stage in turn and provides high-level detail on each key stage within the stage.
The CfWI needs to be able to develop high-quality models, so requires a formal and repeatable process based on sound practices. The model development method provides this, leading to improved quality of modelling and analysis, and thus better informed decision making.
The CfWI will employ an eight-stage process that uses cutting-edge quantitative techniques combined with our in-depth subject matter expertise to ensure our outputs fit the policy context and provide meaningful and actionable insights to our stakeholders.
The focus of our approach is to make sure we employ a transparent process to workforce modelling. Rigorous testing at key stages of the modelling process will ensure we reduce errors and by establishing a clear maintenance and review framework repeatability in the process is ensured. Securing stakeholder involvement throughout the process at key stages ensures we address any ‘black box’ stigma associated with the modelling process as well as making sure we align the analytics to the policy context throughout.