New CAPTure from Aruspex Equips HR Executives for Strategic Workforce Planning

August 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
San Francisco, Calif. - August 10, 2007 – Organizations are increasingly turning to strategic workforce planning, but many don't know where to begin. In response, Aruspex has introduced CAPTure, a new technology suite that enables companies to analyze internal and external demographic trends, identify future scenarios and workforce gaps, and guide human resources professionals to action.

CAPTure (Capability, Availability and Productivity of Talent) goes beyond simple workforce forecasting; it enables customers to weigh the impact of demographics, business strategies, competitors' behavior and other factors inside and outside an organization. It then identifies potential gaps, and guides executives to find the best ways to avert them – whether by hiring new staff, training existing staff, or changing the way work is structured to best suit the available talent pools.

The software suite is available from Aruspex, a consulting firm that provides strategic workforce planning solutions. It's aimed at C-level executives, corporate strategists and HR executives who realize the need to align workforce planning with business strategy.

Using CAPTure’s "Current State" profile feature, organizations can view their current workforce and set staffing priorities based on business strategy. Once the profile has been completed, customers can view a "No Change Future State," which applies internal trends to the current workforce and checks them against labor force projections for demographic red flags.

The real power of CAPTure becomes clear in the "Scenario Planning" phase. Companies can describe as many potential scenarios as they choose, examine the impact of any change in internal and external factors, and compare various outcomes. The suite automatically allocates demographic trends, internal HR trends, business strategies, or other factors which match a select scenario.

Finally, comprehensive "Action Planning" is managed by recommending programs and solutions that offer the best match to the organization's needs. As circumstances change, users can evaluate new possibilities and fine-tune plans.

Developed through years of practical experience, CAPTure addresses a growing paralysis to embrace strategic workforce planning, explains co-founder Stacy Chapman.

"Companies have often misunderstood the role, scope and benefits of workforce planning and typically feel reluctant or unqualified to begin," says Chapman. "CAPTure gives them the tools and guidance they need to take action."

The CAPTure philosophy is rooted in strategic workforce planning, which ensures that staff strategies match an organization's business plan, usually looking 3-5 years into the future. Operational workforce planning is limited to staffing requirements for shorter term goals and objectives.

"The world's leading companies are no longer settling for a basic 12-month staffing plan," notes Tess Walton, Aruspex co-founder. "Instead, they are seeking a long-term view that incorporates external trends such as workforce aging, and that accesses talent pools in a new and strategic way."

About Aruspex
Aruspex delivers strategic workforce planning solutions that help organizations design and attain their future workforce. Our intuitive CAPTure planning software goes beyond simple reporting; it analyzes internal and external demographic trends, identifies future workforce gaps and guides executives and HR professionals to solve different scenarios. The Aruspex model was developed through years of practical experience, and we are passionate about workforce planning. For more information, visit

Media Contacts
Stacy Chapman & Tess Walton, Aruspex