Category: Succession Management
Succession Management is the critical process of defining successors in an organization, including the leadership pipeline, technical roles, and business professional roles. Typically Succession Management is a formal process for senior leaders and done as needed for critical job roles, critical job functions, and during mergers, acquisition, and major reorganizations.
This week we launched a two-year study of corporate leadership programs, and the results are staggering. Despite the pandemic, inflation, pressure for hybrid work, and a highly competitive labor market, companies have been neglecting their leadership development. And as our research points out, this can have a very negative impact on performance.
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The market for online performance management software has been fascinating. For more than a decade vendors have been building new tools to enable goal management, check-ins, feedback, and alignment. And now we’ve added surveys and feedback to the mix.
This week 15Five, one of the fastest-growing vendors, announced the acquisition of Emplify, a leading ... Read more»
Over the last few years we’ve talked extensively about the alternative workforce; contract, contingent, gig, and crowd-sourced workers. Well, we now know that this workforce is bigger than you think.
First, only 42% of companies tell us they use primarily full-time employees. The others have a wide range of contractors, part-time employees, and gig ... Read more»
As I described in an article a few weeks ago, innovation in performance management reigns. The annual appraisal is going the way of the dinosaur and almost every company I talk with is focusing on continuous conversations, agile and transparent goals, and new culture-based models for coaching, career development, and skills improvement. The big ... Read more»
As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust in leadership. In this article (the second of five, you can read the first here), I’ll discuss the issue of management.
Fig 1: Bersin by Deloitte ... Read more»
We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012: The Business of Talent®.
There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the ... Read more»
Late last year I attended two major talent and leadership conferences in Stockholm. At these events I had the opportunity to meet with various HR leaders at Electrolux, Ericsson, Logica, BT, Maersk, Grundfos, Unicredit, Bertelsman, and others. What I learned is something important that we are building into a broad research framework I plan to ... Read more»
We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today. SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the world.
But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters. Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»
Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company’s first female top executive. This transition shows an example of world-class succession management. It was predictable (IBM CEO’s leave their jobs at the age of 60) and shows the results of years of development ... Read more»
This week’s announcement of Steve Jobs’ succession to Chairman puts the topic of success management back on the front page. When such a strong leader steps aside, how does Apple maintain its admired culture of innovation, execution, and business growth? There is more here than turning over the reigns to Tim Cook: Apple has a ... Read more»
Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.
For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»
On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.
Here is why.
1. This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»
The concept of “Integrated Talent Management” became popular around five years ago – and since then organizations have used this phrase to describe an integrated approach to recruiting, development, performance management, compensation, development planning, and learning. The goal here is not only to make the Human Resources function operate more efficiently, but more importantly to ... Read more»
One of the most daunting talent management challenges in organizations is something we call “talent mobility” – the ability of an organization to enable and direct the movement of people from role to role. In today’s business environment this includes lateral movement, upward movement within a role, movement into leadership, movement into international or global ... Read more»
For the last two Octobers we have travelled to the HR Technology Conference to see four HR software providers show off their software in the Talent Management Shootout. While the Shootout is a relatively short event at 75 minutes (each vendor gets about a total of 10-15 minutes of demonstration time), there are often as ... Read more»