Keys to effective succession planning: Talent management special report

HR Morning

Succession planning is a talent management must-do for organizations of all sizes, whether a global corporation, a small non-profit, a mid-sized college or a family business with a dozen employees. What are you planning for? What it’s not is replacement planning, Rothwell says.

Factors for Effective Succession Planning

HR Digest

Or do we wait until that happens before we can plan? Succession planning ensures that employees who will fill potential openings are on standby or available to take up the roles created by disengaging employees. It is good to grow successors from the group of available and already recruited employees in the company who would be developed to fill each key role within the company. Here are major factors that make succession planning effective.

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Do You Know Her? A Lesson in Succession Planning

Cornerstone On Demand

I always enjoy this time year, the beginning of a calendar, which is usually the beginning of a fiscal year for many companies, where they are finishing up their performance appraisals from last year as well as any strategic planning for the coming year. Part of the strategic plans is taking a more critical look at their succession plans. In the past, succession plans were reserved for senior management, and usually, they were more of ascension plans.

3 Examples of Succession Planning Done Right


Leadership transitions are a vulnerable time for companies. The media keeps an eagle eye out for transitions gone wrong, and they usually have a good amount of material: While about 70% of companies do conduct succession planning, the actual execution of said plans is often more uncertain.

Leaders Secretly Hate Succession Planning!

The Tim Sackett Project

I’ve written posts about Veteran Hiring many times, in which I state that companies will always, 100% of the time, publicly say they support veteran hiring, but behind closed doors they don’t really support veteran hiring. Succession planning is on a similar path.

Succession Planning: The Core Issue of Leadership Failings

Visibility Software HR

An organizational succession plan should always have a plan B. Succession planning is like an insurance plan for the survival of your business. The good news is, it’s never too late to start the development of a succession plan.

Three Critical Components of Succession Planning


Three Critical Components of Succession Planning. At some critical point your focus needs to be on the ‘ Impact of Loss’, ‘Flight Risk’ and ‘Criticality to Retain’ components of Succession Planning. No one data grouping or pool tells the whole story.

Doesn’t everyone have a succession plan in place?

OmegaHR Solutions

As I talk to small businesses or I teach a class that has an HR representative from a small or midsize company we stumble a bit when we get to the subject of succession plans. In fact, most of these businesses don’t have a replacement plan in place. The problem with these plans, especially succession plans, is that they are perceived as being a “big” company issue. Succession has to come from the top.

Rekindling Succession Planning: How GE Appliance is embracing the leaders of the future


When thinking about succession planning, what comes to mind? These are not considered positive thoughts, but ignoring them, and the process of succession planning, does a disservice to the company. Trending Now General Electric HR Articles Succession Planning

4 Top Benefits of Leadership Succession Planning

Business2Community Leadership

Today’s organizations face many challenges in the dynamic global economy, some of which include technological disruption, rapidly shifting customer demands, and public pressure from activist groups. The average CEO tenure for publicly traded companies is only five years, with the average employee tenure close behind at seven years. Succession planning helps companies identify high-potential candidates and prepare them to assume senior positions as they become available.

Build a leadership succession plan


Will your company survive into the future? Without proper succession planning, the future of your business may be uncertain. You can't assume your top employees will stay with your company until retirement age. Come up with a plan.

3 ingredients you need for successful plan reconciliation

Benefit Resource Inc.

Plan reconciliation can seem complicated at first glance. To help improve your understanding of it, this post breaks down the three ingredients that make up plan reconciliation: Who it impacts. Plan reconciliation impacts employers. Various groups of people, from Human Resources to finance, can have a hand in assisting Benefit Resource (BRI) with Plan Reconciliation. Plan Funding. Plans can be funded in two ways: deposits and usage.

An Internship Program’s Impact on Succession Planning


Succession planning is an integral part of your company’s talent management strategy. Creating career paths for employees helps to ensure the continued success of your company as a whole. However, it’s easy to focus on senior leadership succession planning, and forget to plan for advancements—and exits—throughout the rest of the organization. Companies can quickly become stagnant if they are unable to fill lower-level roles.

Succession planning and integrated talent management ~ HR to HR.

Strategic HCM

Succession planning and integrated talent management. We’re now on to succession planning with two chapters from Marshall Goldsmith and then Rob Reindl at Edwards Lifesciences. Marshall first, writing, not surprisingly, about CEO succession. On the Guru Group.

Your Company Needs an Engagement Strategy

HR Bartender

They deliver global background checks, drug testing and employment verification services to help companies hire the right candidate. As much as we talk about it, there are companies that don’t have a defined strategy. There might be smaller sub-strategies for different work groups.

Turning Interns into Full-Time Employees: A Q&A with Claudia Johnson of Addison Group

HR Daily Advisor

Your company just spent the entire summer preparing interns for the real world of work by teaching them institutional knowledge and showing them how your company goes about doing business. Claudia Johnson, Director of Internal Recruiting at Addison Group , is here to help.

Rise People and Cowan Insurance Group Announce Partnership to Launch Integrated All-in-One HR, Payroll and Insurance Solution into Canadian Market


Rise People and Cowan Insurance Group Announce Partnership to Launch Integrated All-in-One HR, Payroll and Insurance Solution into Canadian Market. About Cowan Insurance Group. Cowan Insurance Group has approximately 450 employees and currently operates in 12 locations across Canada.

Finding the Right Companies to Benchmark

HR Bartender

What companies should we benchmark ourselves against?”. The question was asked in a Facebook group I belong to. They were very successful and very profitable. The first criteria for selecting companies to benchmark is finding companies that have something you aspire to obtain.

A Comprehensive Guide to Building a Talent Management Process

Digital HR Tech

Promotion and succession planning. Talent management is the process of guiding how employees are attracted to and moved through the organization during and prior to their tenure at the company. Companies are struggling a lot to keep the cost of employee turnover down.

Talent Mobility Case Studies and Research [Podcast]


Unlike succession, which is typically a top-down approach, talent mobility takes into account the interests and aspirations of employees. General Case Study HR Podcast Succession Planning Talent Talent Management Talent Mobility We're Only Human

How Four Companies Enable their HRBPs with People Analytics


And I asked a question in a survey on leading practices about people analytics challenges, and the number one obstacle to success was, “We do not have a ‘data-driven’ skillset within HR and among our HR business partners.” .

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #324: Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO, The Devon Group

HR Examiner

The conversation covers what makes the executive tick and what makes their company great. Guest: Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO, The Devon Group. Founder and CEO of The Devon Group, Jeanne has more than 25 years of HR technology sales, marketing and PR experience.

Reaching New Heights

HRO Today

In today’s competitive and fast-moving business world, innovation is key—and there’s no shortage of advice about how companies can innovate. The company has implemented various strategies to overcome two barriers to success for diverse employees.

#Movethedial: Steps to Boost Female Representation in Tech


Only 5% of Canadian tech companies have a female CEO, only 5% of Canadian tech companies have a female founder, and 73% of tech company boards have no women at all. As a female in the C-suite at a global tech company, I’m adamant about moving the dial on these results.

Four Things We Must Hold Leaders Accountable To Do


It is helpful for leaders to schedule monthly feedback meetings in which groups of a dozen or so employees meet with company leadership to review the organization’s mission, vision, and values.

Leadership Development: Managing Business Performance


This article outlines a structured process for ‘Leadership Development’ through ‘e-Learning’ It defines an approach to build leaders to manage your company’s business.

What Is The Most Important Asset In Wholesale Distribution?


For many years, there’s been almost no workforce fluctuation in typical large industrial wholesalers and other wholesale distribution companies. Each year, I ask my students to tell me the names of three typical retail companies and three typical wholesale companies.

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HR Conclave 2017: A Discussion on Impact of Performance Management System in Organizations


Apeejay Stya University, in association with Apeejay Stya & Svran Group organized the event at the India International Centre, New Delhi where Tushar Bhatia , CEO-founder Empxtrack Inc. (a This brings clarity, as it is a future evolving action plan.

Leadership Character & the Bottom Line- A Comment on SMD Research by the Turknett Leadership Group


This month’s post provides the perspective of Turknett Leadership Group. Turknett Leadership Group , founded in 1987, has assessed and coached senior leaders since the dark ages – at least long before the term “executive coaching” became common parlance. SMD just completed a study looking at employee surveys in their database for which they had solid outcome measures – nearly 30 companies and over half a million employees.



Based on their findings, Ulrich and Filler recommend that companies consider the CHRO when looking to fill the CEO position. They examined scores on 14 aspects of leadership, grouped into three categories: leadership style, thinking style and emotional competency.


Leadership Development Needs Sponsorship at Top


As Debbie Lovich, head of the Boston Consulting Group’s Leadership and Talent Enablement Center in Boston, says in that story: “As soon as [those reins are handed over, talent issues are] disconnected from the business.

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How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business


When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. Here’s how to HR in a growing company, broken down for every size business: Two to 19 employees.

Modern Comp Practices for Traditional Companies

Compensation Today

We’re Not the Kind of Company That Can Share Everyone’s Pay.” Even if your company’s business goals don’t warrant a market-leading compensation strategy, the survey found that simply talking about pay in the first place can positively impact employee satisfaction.

Bigger Than [Corporate] Life


One of the exercises I love using when speaking to groups about the impact of good leadership is quite simple. The group invariably identifies “their” person almost immediately. The obvious challenge to the group is basically – “What are you waiting for?

9-Box Ratings: How Transparent Should You Be?


One of the biggest challenges with Succession Planning is managing expectations and raised hopes (that even being considered or included in the exercise MUST mean that an employee is on the radar for promotion or a move to something better of some kind) – not to mention keeping it quiet generally and managing the rumor mill. growth, need for global mobilization, M&A, potential new project or projects ending soon and need to demob-remob of select groups.

How to Protect Your Company from High Employee Turnover


The root of employee attrition originates in a lack of engagement, so the best approach to protect your company from high employee turnover is to focus on employee engagement. To learn more, download our white paper on uniting your workforce with a positive company culture.

6 Steps Toward a More Diverse and Inclusive Company


In the old days, companies typically tried to meet their workforce diversity goals just to stay out of trouble. Today, human capital management (HCM) technologies play a critical role in helping companies achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Gartner went in depth on this topic in a report it published in March 2017 titled, “HCM Technology Is Paramount for Successful Diversity and Inclusion Interventions.” Rethink Succession Planning.