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Visier® Skills Planning

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Application descriptions


Visier® Skills Planning enables continuous, collaborative, data-driven planning to increase the presence of desired skills in your workforce.

Planning includes a library of pre-built planning models that satisfy different planning needs from operational workforce planning to strategic planning. Skills Planning is one of these models focused on helping you achieve your skills transformation goals.

Skills Planning is automatically populated with your current, vetted data, relevant to the planning model. Metrics and segments—defining each part of the organization—fit for purpose remove complexity from the planning process, ensuring stakeholders have as simple of an experience as possible. Maintain ownership over the plan, while still allowing access to others to enter their own details so that you can collaboratively plan for the future, without the mess and lack of security of spreadsheets. Track where you are, set smart goals for the future, and align action to get you where you need to go.

What value is delivered?

Skills Planning is designed to enable organizations to understand the current and future skill landscape, decide whether to develop or hire skilled talent, and identify which skills are exiting the organization. 
Skills Planning has the following core value propositions:

  • Visier automatically maps and loads current metrics into the future based on existing dimensions, ensuring that realistic plans can be created without a huge effort in manual data preparation.

  • Visier allows segments to be defined from any sub-population in the organization, such as organizational unit, job title or job function, manager vs. non-manager, or location. This ensures that planning is always aligned to where resources currently exist and makes it easy to align goals to actuals for tracking impact and performance to these goals.

  • Share and collaborate with multiple stakeholders across the organization to create a single skills  plan. Visier manages the security and how people contribute and align to the plan without having to worry about orchestrating spreadsheets and collaboration manually.

  • Quick and secure plan monitoring across all business stakeholders including ad-hoc analysis ensures that once the goals are set and communicated to the organization, there are no surprises later.

What do I get with Visier® Skills Planning and what do I need to provide?

Visier People® Essentials is required as a prerequisite to purchasing Skills Planning as it contains the majority of the required data for planning. Some planning models will utilize inputs from other Visier People applications. If those applications are not licensed, use of those planning models will be limited.

With Visier Skills Planning, you can access:

  • Planning Models: Allow you to plan for the future, discover which factors have the greatest effect on the projection metric, and decide on the best course of action to achieve a goal. A planning model consists of several assumption metrics and several projection metrics. Change different assumptions to get a projection for future time periods. These assumptions and projections are laid out on a grid for future time periods allowing you to see and model changes as well as plan scenarios and collaborate with subplanners.

What planning models are delivered?

Skills Planning
This planning model is for business unit leaders wanting to effect a long-term change in the skills of their employee population. This model allows you to identify the target skill profile you want to achieve and assess the current state of skills against that target skills profile. Plan scenarios with changes to the mix of skilled and unskilled employees that are hired and model the impact of training to upskill existing employees.

Technical Limitations

There are technical limitations to what can be changed or customized. Limitations exist for the following items.

Plan Models
A plan model defines the input and output metrics including the mathematical calculations that drive a plan instance. Plan models other than the Headcount and Cost Planning model can be customized.

Customizations and custom plan models may be added to Visier People with the purchase of the relevant customization pack.

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

  • Data Dictionary: Provides comprehensive information about the data elements.

  • Application Definitions: Provides an extensive list of metrics, dimensions, content, and guidebooks that will be lit up once we have loaded these data elements.