HR manager's guide to succession planning : a Canadian HR reporter special report /
Brian Kreissl, Yaseen Hemeda.
Toronto, Ontario: Carswell, [2016]
x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 USB flashdrive.
077987062X, 9780779870622
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Toronto, Ontario: Carswell, [2016]
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1. An introduction to succession planning -- 2. Succession planning roles and responsibilities -- 3. Organizational strategy and succession planning -- 4. Forecasting and gap analysis -- 5. Identifying top talent -- 6. The succesion planning process -- 7. Developing top talent -- 8. Knowledge management and transfer -- 8. Working with external succession candidates -- 10. Evaluating the succession program -- 11. Legal aspects of succession planning -- 12. Succession planning for small business -- 13. Policies and procedures.
"Several factors have contributed to a renewed interest in succession planning in recent years including: a real and perceived lack of "bench strength" among the leadership teams in many organizations; demographic challenges including the pending retirement of the large cohort of Baby Boomers (many of who currently occupy senior leadership roles); perceived skills shortages with respect to leadership skills and competencies; and the realization that many organizations had taken a haphazard approach to succession planning for far too long due to budget cuts to talent management programs and inadequate investment in training and development. As a result, many organization now have a keen interest in developing and implementing new succession management programs or enhancing their existing programs to increase their effectiveness and implement best practices in talent management. Succession planning (sometimes referred to as "succession management") is a discipline that ensures an organization has a sufficient pool of talented and highly-skilled employees who are able to help meet the organization's strategic goals and objectives by moving into senior leadership roles as they arise. The goal of succession planning is to create a pipeline of talent to fill future vacancies in senior roles of strategic importance and key positions throughout the organization."--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index.

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