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How to successfully succeed at succession planning
Print – Issue 167 | Article of the Week

Things worth doing well are rarely easy, and succession planning is no exception. Today more than ever, the pressure to make the most of internal talent, combined with a seemingly insatiable appetite for transparency are just the top of a long list of reasons why finding a more effective approach to succession planning is moving rapidly up the agenda.

Article by: Phil Sproston | Published: 27 September 2018

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Succession starts from within

As an employer looking to fill a role, whether newly created or recently vacated, it is critical that you look within your existing teams. From Beatrice Bartlay, entrepreneur, author and business & life performance coach.

Article by: Beatrice Bartlay | Published: 23 August 2017

Succession Planning: The New Rules

Succession planning used to be relatively straightforward. Traditionally, large companies would use a structured approach to identify potential internal replacements to be prepared for the day when a senior manager would retire, hopefully ensuring a smooth succession and the least possible disruption to business as usual.

Article by: Lisa McGuinness | Published: 10 August 2017

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The regeneration game

Think succession and you instantly associate it with maintaining the quality of future senior leadership, ensuring it is ready to operate in a volatile and difficult marketplace. But now the onus is on a growing need to focus on a wide range of critical, non-leadership and specialist roles. There is a real and understandable fear of losing valuable knowledge and intellectual capital and a necessity for organisations to change their approach.

Article by: | Published: 19 October 2016

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The abolition of the DRA and current economic uncertainty is creating an increasingly multi-generational workforce, but what impact is this ... View Article

Article by: | Published: 31 October 2013

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Dead men’s/women’s shoes

Good succession theory needs to translate into positive action from the highest level if it is going to reap rewards.

Article by: | Published: 10 January 2013