Cover art for podcast Digital HR Leaders with David Green

Digital HR Leaders with David Green

107 EpisodesProduced by David GreenWebsite

In this series, David Green will be speaking to a range of senior HR leaders who are pushing a data-driven and digital HR agenda. There is an increasing need for HR professionals to become more digitally and numerically literate – to acquire the skills necessary to process, produce and leverage digi… read more


79. Taking a Skills-Based Approach to Workforce Planning (Interview with Ralf Buechsenschuss)

In this episode of the podcast, Ralf Buechsenschuss, Global Head of Org Design, Analytics and Digitalisation at Zurich Insurance Company, speaks about the future of work, which we both agree is most definitely already here, and how it necessitates a skills-based approach to workforce planning. 

The unpredictability and pace of change facing organisations today is, without a doubt a major challenge, a challenge only exacerbated since the start of the pandemic. It is a skills-based approach to workforce planning that has the potential to position the HR function as a strategic partner to the business, by addressing business priorities as they arise.  

Throughout this episode, Ralf and I discuss:

  • Why it is high time to stop viewing workforce planning as a cyclical process, and instead view the starting points of any workforce planning activity as the business strategy and in particular specific business challenges, as they arise
  • Ralph's ingenious use of organisational network analysis and workforce planning to understand the flow of expertise throughout the organisation
  • How workforce planning and org design can be viewed as two sides of the same coin, and how bringing both under the same umbrella can help HR deliver more value to the business

Support for this podcast is brought to you by Techwolf. To learn more, visit

See for privacy and opt-out information.

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Digital HR Leaders with David Green


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens