Strategic workforce planning, critical role identification, Workforce segmentation, succession planning….

Discover how we can assist you in adopting a ‘best practice’ approach
to strategically managing your workforce with the ultimate SWP tool

Countless real results

“A global thought leader in Strategic Workforce Planning.” | Corporate Research Forum
“Increased retention from 85% to 99% in one year.” | Thomson Reuters
“A global expert in his field" | Middlesex University
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Where uniqueness meets excellence

The Skills Segmentation Questionnaire (SSQ) and Role Mapping Tool constitutes the  “jewell in the crown” and is fundamental to the development of a SWP. 

Simply it is the ultimate SWP tool and separates us from the rest!


We’re all about you

That’s right – your needs come first – so we’re centric to you.

We work closely to upskill you and your people, so it’s not a case of bringing in a team of consultants to do the work!


How we deliver results

We turn theory into practice. Our work is holistic, rigorous and innovative, combining latest empirical research underpinned with sound methodologies, applied in the form of practical solutions that work.

Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP)

Aligning workforce and business strategies. Download our white papers below on How to Avoid the 12 Deadly Traps of Strategic Workforce Planning and Strategic Workforce Planning: Adopting a Best Practice Approach for Resetting Your Organisation in the New Economy.

Digital Workforce Transformation

Mapping current and future roles, that form the basis for analysing the associated transformation workforce costs. Download our white paper below on The Nine Key Steps in Digital Workforce Transformation.

Critical Role Identification

Linking role value, Succession Planning and Talent Management. Download our white paper below on Critical Role Identification.

HR Analytics and Workforce Segmentation

Transforming your existing HR data into gold! Click here to see examples of reconfigured HR data.

Workforce Segmentation

Adopting differentiated HR policies and practices - the key to optimising the ROI of the workforce. Click on here to see the AWS Skills-Based Workforce Segmentation Model.

Strategic Recruitment

Including profiling Employment Value Propositions, based on our skills-based workforce segmentation model. Click on here for a brochure on the EVP Profiling tool.

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What clients are saying

Clients praise our expertise, innovation, and impactful solutions.
“Colin Beames has developed some unique models for holistic approaches to Strategic Workforce Planning. These include the identification of those roles in an organisation that are strategically critical. He has developed presentation, analytical and interactive materials that form a sound and professional platform for engaging workshops and internal consultancy. Together with his excellent books, he has established himself as a global expert in this field."
Andrew Mayo
Professor of Human Capital Management at Middlesex University
"Colin has taken Strategic Workforce Planning to a heightened level of thought leadership and sophistication."
Richard Cleverly
Global Head of Talent and Development at Thomson Reuters

Frequently asked questions

As our name suggests, we specialise in the provision of a range of workforce strategy and organisational development consulting services and associated cutting-edge products, tools, resources, and diagnostic survey tools.

We define SWP as: “the sum of actions taken to acquire, retain, develop, motivate and deploy human capital in the service of an organisation’s mission”.

Simple. We’ll help you adopt a ‘best practice’ approach to strategically manage your workforce with the ultimate SWP tool.

We are at the forefront of offering our clients the latest thought leadership and its application to SWP, with our unique Skills Segmentation Questionnaire (SSQ) and role mapping tool.

Our consulting approach is highly collaborative, resource-rich, high yield and designed to maximise the transfer of learning and knowledge. We aim to build capability and self-sufficiency in our clients, whilst minimising our consultancy input.

Advanced Workforce Strategies is a boutique Australian consultancy firm with an international reach.  

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