Succession Planning – Key Personnel Prepared in Advance
The presence of a corporate succession planning program allows organizations to timely identify key managerial and technical roles, as well as to identify and train employees to fill these positions when needed.
What is succession planning?
Succession planning is a managerial approach to strategic personnel management that allows the identification of critically important technical and leadership positions within an organization and prepares several candidates in advance for appointment to these positions.
Important! The effectiveness of this program directly depends on the support of top management. Without the active involvement of the organization's top executive, the program risks becoming meaningless.
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Why it's important
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Risk Management
Minimizing risks associated with the loss of key employees and skills.
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Strategic Planning
Ensuring strategic readiness and adaptation to changes in business and the market.
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Leadership Strengthening
Systematically preparing the next generation of leaders capable of guiding the company through future challenges.
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Operational Continuity
Maintaining stability and continuity of critical business processes.
Key stages in implementing a succession management program

Identification of strategic and business-critical positions
Defining critical roles that are vital for the successful and uninterrupted operation of your organization. This analysis includes both the current situation and the study of trends in industry development and technology.

Development of competency profiles for key positions
Creating selection criteria, a list of key competencies, and performance indicators for key positions.

Identification of hidden talents
Conducting assessments and searching for employees with the potential and interest to be appointed to key positions within the organization. Identifying individuals ready for appointment in both the long-term and short-term perspectives.

Formulation of a succession strategy
Developing plans for rotations, replacements, training, and development to timely prepare staff to take on key positions.

Continuous monitoring and adaptability
Developing tools for ongoing independent assessment and updating of the succession program.
Succession Planning Tools and Techniques
Using a combination of these tools helps ensure a comprehensive approach to developing and implementing an effective succession programme, which is critical for the long-term success and stability of an organisation.
Identification Tools
  • Scenario Planning Tools
    These tools are used to simulate various future scenarios to assess how potential leaders might cope with different situations.
  • Analytics Tools
    Analytics tools can provide information on the effectiveness of succession planning, predict future staffing needs, and help make data-driven decisions rather than subjective ones.
  • Talent Assessments
    This includes various types of evaluations such as performance assessments, 360-degree feedback, psychological testing, and leadership quality assessments. These tools help identify employees with high development potential, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and identify areas for development.
  • Competency Models
    Competency models define the specific skills, behaviours, and abilities needed by people in critically important positions within the organisation.
Development Tools
  • Succession Planning Workshops and Seminars
    These are interactive sessions where potential leaders can learn from current leaders, gain insights into the strategic direction of the organisation, and develop critical leadership skills.
  • Development Plans
    Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are personalised training plans formed based on assessment results. They often include targeted training, assignments, projects, and sometimes additional education to prepare an individual for future roles.
  • Career Pathing Tools
    These tools help employees and management visualise career progression opportunities within the organisation. They are essential for planning potential career moves and understanding the necessary experience and skills at different levels or in different functions.
  • Mentoring and Coaching Programmes
    Structured mentoring and coaching are essential for transferring knowledge from current leaders to future ones. They are often used to complement formal training.
  • Job Rotation Programmes
    These programmes allow employees with high developmental potential to gain experience in various departments or roles within the organisation. Job rotations are particularly effective in developing a deep understanding of the business, which is critical for future leaders.
Implementing a succession management program is important for several key reasons:
  • Ensuring business continuity
    Guarantees that critical roles in the company will always be filled by competent employees, even in the event of unexpected departures or changes.
  • Leadership development
    Prepares future leaders, ensuring a smooth transition of managerial functions and the preservation of organizational culture.
  • Risk minimization
    Reduces the risks associated with the loss of key employees and accumulated knowledge.
  • Enhancing employee motivation and engagement
    Demonstrates career progression opportunities, increasing loyalty and job satisfaction.
  • Strategic planning
    Helps the company adapt to future changes in the business and market, promoting sustainable development.
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