Good Succession Planning Requires Long-Term Preparation, not Short-Term Reaction

In a recent episode of Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence at Work podcast series, COO Rachel Cooke spoke with three executive leadership succession planning experts from Smartchoice® Gold Preferred Provider BTS to talk about some of the challenges that can lead to poor succession for executives and leaders and strategies for making it better. A big takeaway from the discussion is the need to look forward, not back. Companies can’t just look at what made past leaders successful. There has to be a focus on the future needs of the business.

Brandon Hall Group to Launch Study on Learning and the Extended Enterprise

Brandon Hall Group’s Building the Next Generation Learning Technology Ecosystem study found that 60% of companies deliver training to at least some external audiences. This can include training for customers, sales partners, franchisees, and more. This upcoming study explores the benefits extended enterprise learning can bring, and just how companies are delivering learning to these audiences.

Rethinking Your Talent Management Technology Strategy

Once you understand your talent and technology priorities, you can create a strategy for upgrading technology over time to meet future needs. Again, it is helpful if you collaborate across functions to build your talent management technology strategy and have an executive sponsor from the business side. If your organization also needs other types of HCM technologies, you should be working together to create an overall HCM technology strategy. 

5 Important Strategies for Understanding Employees’ Potential

Almost 90% of organizations believe understanding employees’ potential is important or critical to meet future business needs. But only 19% say current processes are effective in evaluating employees’ potential. That’s because most organizations focus evaluation on past performance while at the same time saying that past performance is not an important indicator of potential, according to Brandon Hall Group research. This strategy brief recommends five strategies to improve the understanding and identification of employee potential.

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