How to Improve Succession Planning

Succession planning is an integral part of building a deep leader pipeline. Organizations often view it largely through the lens of talent reviews, usually held once or twice a year. In reality, succession planning is a continuous, integrated talent management process. Based on our 2021 quantitative leader development studies and scores of interviews, here are six recommendations for improving succession planning.

How to Design (or Redesign) Your Talent Management Strategy

Talent retention is a huge concern for employers. Addressing this challenge requires great insight into your organization, industry and market. In many cases, retention or other critical talent issues may require significant adjustments or redesign of your talent management strategy. In 2021, for example, 63% of organizations indicated they would invest moderately or heavily in improving the alignment between talent strategy and business goals, according to Brandon Hall Group research.

5 Strategies to Effectively Manage Uncertainty

Employers say their biggest human capital management challenges over the next six months will be retaining talent, employee engagement and acquiring new talent, though 15 distinct challenges are rated at least 3 on a 5-point scale. Organizations are pulled in many directions and most management functions present at least a moderate challenge, creating stress across organizations.