ERIC Number: ED445213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Succession Planning Demystified. IES Report 372.
This book, which is designed for human resource (HR) practitioners, details the principles and applications of succession planning, shows how succession planning is conducted, and explains its place in relation to other HR processes and business priorities. The introduction describes the book's intended audience and provides a brief overview of the book's contents. Section 2 includes the following items: (1) definition of succession planning (the process by which one or more successors are identified for key posts and career moves and/or development activities are planned for the identified successors); (2) list of things organizations want from succession planning (improved job filling, active development of longer-term successors, auditing of the organization's talent pool, and fostering a corporate culture); and (3) key linkages between succession planning and other business strategies. The following are among the topics discussed in sections 3-7: (1) the mechanics of succession planning; (2) succession and HR strategy; (3) integration of succession with assessment, job filling, organizational development, and individual employees' development; (4) supporting and embedding succession; and (5) determining whether succession planning is meeting the challenge. Section 8 presents 13 practical tips for implementing succession planning. Case examples from published studies are appended. The bibliography lists 35 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Corporations, Definitions, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Labor Turnover, Needs Assessment, Occupational Mobility, Organizational Development, Personnel Management, Personnel Needs, Personnel Policy, Promotion (Occupational), Strategic Planning, Systems Approach
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States