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Tool: Current workforce profile

Typical use (type of issue/project)

To create an accurate picture of your organisation's current workforce profile; both by department and for the organisation as a whole. The data includes information on employment status, race and gender distribution, age distribution, tenure, and turnover.

Ease of use rating

Used by

Yourself as an HR professional.

Tips for effective use

Ensure your data sources are accurate and up to date.

Signals of successful use

Knowing the data and the story behind why it is as it is. Using this data to identify relationships among variables.

Signals of unsuccessful use

Recognising you have large gaps in your data, and must make assumptions on the current state of your workforce.

Links to other tools

People priorities, Situation event planning, Creating competitor profile, Future view, Stakeholder engagement.

Current workforce profile

Use correct, up to date information to complete the following table (note: this can also be done by geography, business units, and so on). This table is also available as a PDF file and a Word document.

Workforce distribution percentage (%)
Dept 1 Dept 2 Dept 3 Dept 4 Overall

Employment status:

  • full time
  • part time


  • black
  • white
  • asian
  • hispanic
  • other


  • male
  • female

Age distribution (years):

  • <25
  • 25-35
  • 35-45
  • 45-55
  • >55

Workforce turnover pa (%):

  • <5
  • 5-10
  • 10-15
  • 15-20
  • >20

Tenure (years):

  • <5
  • 0.5-2
  • 2-5
  • 5-10
  • >15