Staffing studies and reviews

Staffing studies and reviews

Staffing studies and reviews are comprehensive assessments conducted by organizations to evaluate and optimize their workforce and staffing practices. These studies aim to ensure that the right number of employees with the necessary skills and competencies are in place to meet the organization’s goals and deliver services effectively. The specific components of staffing studies and reviews can vary depending on the organization’s needs, but generally include the following:

Workforce Analysis: Organizations assess their current workforce by examining the number of employees, their roles, skills, experience, and demographics. This analysis helps in understanding the composition of the workforce.

Staffing Levels: Determine if the organization has the appropriate number of employees in various departments and job roles to meet operational and strategic requirements. This includes assessing workload and productivity.

Job Analysis: A detailed analysis of job roles, responsibilities, and qualifications is conducted to ensure that job descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed.

Skills and Competency Assessment: Evaluate the skills and competencies of the existing workforce to identify gaps and areas that may require further development or training.

Workload and Capacity Analysis: Determine if employees are working efficiently and effectively, and assess whether there is an excess or shortage of work in specific areas.

Organizational Structure Review: Examine the organization’s structure to ensure that it is aligned with its goals and objectives. Assess if changes in reporting lines or departmental structures are needed.

Talent Management: Evaluate talent management practices, including recruitment, onboarding, training, and development programs. Determine if these processes are effective in attracting, retaining, and developing talent.

Budget and Cost Analysis: Assess staffing costs and budget allocation to determine if they are aligned with the organization’s financial resources and strategic goals.

Benchmarking: Compare the organization’s staffing and workforce practices to industry benchmarks or best practices to identify areas for improvement.

Legislative Compliance: Ensure that the organization is in compliance with labor laws, employment regulations, and workplace safety standards.

Diversity and Inclusion: Examine diversity and inclusion practices within the organization and identify opportunities for improvement in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Succession Planning: Review the organization’s succession planning and leadership development practices to ensure that there is a pipeline of talent for future leadership roles.

Technology and Automation: Evaluate the use of technology and automation in staffing and workforce management to improve efficiency and productivity.

Employee Engagement and Satisfaction: Collect feedback from employees to gauge their level of engagement and job satisfaction. Identify areas where improvements are needed to boost morale and retention.

The results of staffing studies and reviews are used to make informed decisions about workforce planning, budgeting, and recruitment strategies. They can help organizations align their staffing practices with their strategic goals, improve operational efficiency, and ensure they have the right talent in the right roles.

Service coverage

The variety, breadth, and depth of the projects where Arcus can be a resource are made unique by each client’s specific needs. By providing a very small sample of projects we’ve completed, we can help you understand how and when to use our services. Visit the links below to find out more about a specific problem or opportunity you would like to address.

Below is a sample of the range of services that Arcus has provided to clients.

  • A survey of 2,350 consumers and 1,320 business leaders for feedback on sustainability trends
  • Architecting a multi-year change strategy for a Fortune 500 company
  • Mentoring a CEO on organizational change
  • Excellence transformation of a leading B2B services company
  • Creating a new sales deployment model for a healthcare company
  • Developing a position evaluation and compensation model for a professional medical association   
  • Improving services to customer segments by deepening their understanding of customer attitudes

“Arcus manages to consistently deliver tangible results on market research and strategy projects. They combine deep business expertise, powerful research capabilities, and innovative thinking to deliver substantial value.”

– Vice President, Nikon