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“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
"In a recent workshop offered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Colin Beames shared a wealth of knowledge regarding Strategic Workforce Planning to a local audience of senior professionals from various industries. Colin was able to impart his knowledge and experience in a palatable manner and in doing so affected the participants ranging from creating an appetite for SWP, to deepening the levels of understanding of more seasoned professionals."
Lourens van Schalkwyk
Head: SIOPSA Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Colin Beames is a global thought leader in SWP. The content presented in the highly successful 1 day SWP workshop to 170 HR Directors/Managers from national and global firms, was more advanced than typically what has existed on this subject."
Mike Haffenden
CEO, Corporate Research Forum, UK.
"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
"I worked closely with Colin Beames when he was recently engaged by Celcom in Kuala Lumpur to advise the organisation on issues of Strategic Workforce Planning, workforce segmentation and reconfiguration. After having searched the market to determine what other consultants offer, I found Advanced Workforce Strategies’ models and thought leadership to be truly “cutting edge”. Using the AWS Skills-Based Workforce Segmentation Model, we were able to gain some very valuable workforce insights, including developing strategies and interventions towards addressing some labour management issues. This resulted in some significant labour cost savings for the organisation, as well as paving the way for out-of-the-box workforce solutions."
Iqbal Hassan
Head HR Strategy & Analytics, Celcom Axiata Berhad, Malaysia
"Colin Beames ran a workshop on Strategic Workforce Planning for approximately 15 of our very senior HR professionals during his UK visit in 2015. This workshop stimulated lively interest and discussion amongst our group. In particular, the AWS Skills-Based Workforce Segmentation Model that Colin has developed offers some new insights and understandings on roles, including the identification of Critical Roles. Combined with a number of other human capital models and their application, Colin has taken Strategic Workforce Planning to a heightened level of thought leadership and sophistication. By using Colin’s methodology to sharpen our focus on Critical Roles and combining it with retention risk analytics, we were able to increase retention of this key population (VP and above) from 85% to 99% in one year. Using even the most conservative estimate of 100k per person cost of loss that equated to GBP1.5m of savings in one year. A more realistic estimate to include the cost of replacement, loss of productivity, loss of knowledge would put the saving closer to GBP10m."
Richard Cleverly
Global Head of Talent and Development at Thomson Reuters

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