Plan International: Talent Management

IES helped Plan International, a major children's charity, to address its succession and talent management challenges worldwide. Regional, Country and Functional Directors were involved from the start in reaching a shared understanding of the challenges in filling roles both at Director level and Middle Management.

IES facilitated policy and process development working with Plan's own specialists and leaders in HR, and also running workshops for middle managers and the top team to shape how the policy would translate into practice. This covered succession planning, talent forums and two leadership programmes. The agreed approach was implemented in 2012, and involved the production of written guidance, running workshops for the People and Culture (HR) business partners and supporting the first Regional Talent Forum meetings.