Managing your staff: workforce planning


This section is for Northern Territory employers looking for help with recruiting, managing and retaining workers.

Workforce planning can help you to expand, restructure, reform or downsize your business.

As part of business planning, workforce planning should be done alongside planning and managing your business finances.

Your Workforce - a workforce planning guide

Read Your Workforce - a workforce planning guide for employers PDF (1.6 MB) for information to organise your staff.

The guide covers all of the following topics:

  • workforce planning
  • attract, recruit and select
  • induct, train and develop
  • motivate, manage and reward performance
  • retain and support workers
  • lead and communicate.

Each of the topics have templates, tips and checklists that you can download from the pages in this section and customise to suit your business.

For more information about the guide email


The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation may be able to help you with business improvement strategies. To find out more contact a small business champion.

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Last updated: 05 February 2020

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