Category: Succession Planning

  • Economic Trends

    I recently had the pleasure of addressing a group of in-transition executives.  The presentation title was Marketplace Trends.  The presentation covered a multitude of areas (I mentioned in the last post -...

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  • Strategic Talent Management: Take Action!

    As you know from past posts, I am a fan of ERE.net's articles.  Toward the end of last year, there was a wonderful article entitled Why Not Start the New Year by Doing Something Strategic in Talent...

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  • Looking out to 2020!

    War for Talent – a term coined and researched by McKinsey & Company starting in 1997.  The conclusion – key talent for many roles was going to be in short supply.  Fast forward (there was certainly more in between) to 2003.  A book was written, ...

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  • Post and Pray?

    As part of some pre-work for a retained search industry conference I helped plan (conference was held at the end of April), I asked a few of our clients about their perspective on the market, and their workforce and succession planning plans.  Each of the people on the...

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  • Reading Piles!

    E-mails, magazines, books, etc.  We all have too much to read - but great intentions.  We put things in piles - with great hope of reaching the bottom some day.  As mentioned in an earlier post, I read HR Magazine (SHRM's publication) in 5 minute increments - usually...

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  • 4 Short Articles; 1 Comprehensive Story

    I read HR Magazine in short bursts - usually when I am 5+ minutes early for an appointment. It takes a month to read the monthly publication at this rate. In today's world, we rarely sit down and read any publication cover to cover. Personally, I like short articles that...

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  • Open to relocation?

    When I graduated college ("back in the day" according to my kids), finding a job was as difficult as it is today. Would I have relocated for a position? This was something my wife (fiance at the time) and I discussed and the answer was a definite YES. After we married...

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  • I'm a smaller company . . . .

    So is Succession Planning for us? I noticed that much of the reading I was doing on the topic was from consulting companies that referred to global organizations. Most businesses, while doing work outside of their own geography, are not of the scope/scale of the...

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  • So Many Reasons to Engage in Succession Planning

    Yes we have gone through a deep recession. People have put off their retirement plans; in some cases this is the second time retirement plans have been postponed. (How can we forget the economy of 2001/2002?) That said, demographic shifts will, in the very near future,...

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  • Succession Planning

    Why do so many companies not engage in Succession Planning yet know they should? I wish I had an answer for you. This past week, I had 5 meetings where this topic came up based on company demographics - specifically...

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