Effective succession planning

A framework for thinking about your own approach

Hirsh W | IES Paper  | Institute for Employment Studies | Apr 2007

Succession planning is one part of ensuring that an organisation can meet its future needs for people. ‘Talent management’ is now a common umbrella term for the attraction, retention and development of people with potential. Succession planning certainly comes under that umbrella. In some organisations succession planning and talent management focus only on senior leadership, while others choose to apply the same concepts and processes to broader groups of jobs and people.