Succession Planning (eng)

According to a study conducted by leadership development consulting company Zenger/Folkman, 40% of employees in high potential (HIPO) programmes may not belong there! This means that companies may be filling their leadership pipeline with undeserving employees who have good qualities, but qualities that don’t always guarantee leadership potential:  Technical expertise: While great technical expertise can […]

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In The Management Agenda 2016 research report recently published by leadership and training institute Roffey Park, 80% of about 1000 HR managers surveyed identified succession planning as the biggest challenge that businesses face today. Despite its importance, only 45% of HR managers in the public sector and 59% in the private sector said that their […]

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China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work, an international HR consulting firm, analysed Fortune magazine’s ’100 Best Companies to Work For’ – companies such as Google, SAS, BCG, Intuit, Zappos, Twitter, and Amazon – and found some interesting best practices at these companies that not only drive profitability but also help retain the best […]

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A recent survey of 200 HR professionals conducted by a&dc revealed that the top reason for more than 60% of employees leaving their companies is a lack of career opportunities, followed by low salary (about 50%) and lack of learning and development (L&D) opportunities (20%). Furthermore, organisations that are doing a good job with talent […]

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Organisations have traditionally valued mentoring as an effective way to pass down key learning experiences and effective performance approaches from the top down. Some growth oriented companies are however increasingly supporting the view that mentoring can flow both ways, and exploring new approaches such as reverse or inter-generational mentoring to drive learning and insights from […]

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Building a successful talent pool is all about planning and visioning how people will succeed.  Jessica Tan, Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore, asserts that leaders need to invest tremendously in growing their teams and create well defined people strategies to help them succeed.  Further, she advises that leaders develop a keen eye for talent both […]

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Far too many organisations revere their top talent as being indispensable and as a result fail to institute and effectively follow through on a succession planning process. Survey results published by Robert Half, a UK-based recruiter, last year revealed that 55 per cent of the 200 finance directors that participated in the survey had absolutely […]

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