Providing Workforce Planning and Analytics Solutions

An Introduction to Workforce Insight

What is Workforce Insight?

Workforce Insight is a specialist strategic workforce planning and analytics consultancy.

We combine strategic insights, HR practices and deep domain experience to empower you with timely, relevant and trustworthy data to enhance and execute on your business strategy. These breakthroughs can radically change the ability of your organisation to innovate, deliver growth, rapidly align with a new strategy, or secure game changing critical talent.  This builds the capability of an organisation to prosper in both good and tough times.

Through strategy, planning and analytics Workforce Insight combines a passion for critical thinking and data based enquiry with the desire to create better performing workplaces that enable individuals to achieve their true potential.

Operating since February 2014, Workforce Insight provides services that improve organisational performance.  This covers:

  • Business Model Review and Development
  • Workforce Consulting
  • Strategic Workforce Planning and Analytics

Workforce Insight’s markets are the public sector, education, health, not-for-profits, small to medium size enterprises, infrastructure and technology.  Workforce Insight has conducted consulting engagements with organisations such as local councils, health services organisations, community services organisations, State utilities, State Government and played a key role in shaping the strategic thinking of one of Australia’s largest HR professional services company.

Why Choose Workforce Insight?

We help medium to large organisations that need to rapidly increase their organisation’s performance succeed by providing strategic planning and workforce enhancement services.

A clear strategy will provide direction and perspective. As it’s the people within your organisation that implement your strategy, insight into your workforce asset is essential to your corporate success.    Workforce Insight’s Principal delivers a highly personalised service that will improve your own capability and not leave you reliant on external providers.

Our experience in starting organisations on the road to effective strategic workforce planning delivery means a low cost, low risk solution.

  • We know that the value of the project is measured by its sustainability and influence.  Our workforce insights are highly customised, data driven and owned by you.
  • A large consulting organisation service doesn’t have to be received at a large price.  We provide a highly personalised service that goes beyond the engagement, with considerable investment made in ensuring your own abilities are improved as well as your organisations.  We specialise in projects that initiate a new capability for an organisation, so our tools and services are easy to use and deploy.
  • Too many strategic HR services fail to bring genuine strategic analysis capability.  Workforce Insight delivers both business model analysis services and strategic workforce planning engagements.  This means that you can count on our solutions being aligned with your organisation’s strategy.
  • Finally, our engagements are low hassle and personally guaranteed and delivered by the Principal of Workforce Insight.

The Driving Force Behind Workforce Insight

David Stroud is the Director of Workforce Insight, a strategic HR consulting organisation specialising in strategy, workforce planning and analytics, based in Perth.

David’s career and experience in strategic workforce planning and analytics, HR and business consulting has always focussed on creating winning workforce strategies for enterprises in the mining, construction, healthcare and government sectors; first for the Commonwealth Government, then the Chandler Macleod Group and in 2014 launching Workforce Insight.

David spent ten years in the Commonwealth Government researching, developing and implementing solutions to issues within the Australian labour market in fields such as community development, workforce development, economic development and national training system operations.  He has delivered governance and operational improvements to training, councils, not for profit and government.

In 2009 David was asked to join the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce, a strategic workforce planning program to address skills shortages in the resources and construction sectors, as well as to work with impacted sectors such as local government, defence and infrastructure.  He then led the establishment of the $200m Critical Skills Investment Fund, a funding program to implement workforce planning strategies for approximately 100 organisations around Australia.

David switched to the commercial sector in 2011 and established the strategic workforce planning practice at Chandler Macleod Group (CMG), working with organisations across Australia to create more successful workforce strategies.  David developed the planning offer of CMG’s business model and designed the workforce model that secured one of CMG’s most successful and profitable contracts in its history, the outsourced recruitment program for the CB&I and Kentz Joint Venture as part of the Gorgon Project.

David’s background includes public policy analysis, research economics, statistics, strategy and technical leadership roles.  Aside from extensive education and implementation experience in strategic workforce planning, David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from UNSW and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Sydney.

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