Tag: Succession Planning

Is There Harm In Asking? Questioning Employees About Their Plans to Retire

Retirement decisions cannot be divorced from a person’s age. When asking questions about retirement, employers should be cognizant of age discrimination laws and the implications of making such inquiries.  Applicable laws Age discrimination is governed by both federal law and the laws in most states. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to […]

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New Case Studies Highlight Importance of Succession Planning

Succession Planning, a recent report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) in partnership with Kronos and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), describes how state and local governments use succession planning as an integral part of their strategy to attract, engage, and retain employees. 

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Future-Proof Your Organization with Talent Pools

by Joanne Wells, Manager, Learning Center of Excellence, Halogen Software Among the many factors threatening an organization’s future is the threat of suddenly facing critical vacancies and the subsequent disruption in leadership, business continuity, or special knowledge and skills unique to the organization. With looming retirements and the increasing propensity of talented employees to change […]

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Recruiting Is Broken; Succession Planning Is the Future

By Michael Timms Yes, I realize that saying “recruiting is broken” may sound like something Donald Trump would say if he was in the HR business. But as inflammatory as it may sound, it’s true. Think about it. Is your recruiting process delivering, on a regular basis, the top-tier leaders that your company is desperately […]

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Pop quiz: Will she be Ripa roaring mad?

by Mark I. Schickman Pop Quiz #1: Your 26-year, highly successful employee Kelly is popular with both employees and your customer base. Five years ago, she successfully inherited the work of an old-time employee, keeping his customers happy and adding more! Four years ago, Michael was hired and assigned to assist her; under her tutelage, […]

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ABC, Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, and lessons on parting ways with key employees

What Kelly Ripa lacks in size, she makes up for in attitude. At just 5’3″, the petit daytime talk show star measures but a fraction of the size of her former co-host, Michael Strahan, himself a former New York Giants defensive end and Super Bowl champion. But Ripa’s actions since news broke of Strahan’s planned departure from Live! for a […]

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How Do You Compare to our 2015 HiPo Survey?

Take a look at the results for BLR’s 2015 High Potential Employee (HiPo) survey. Check out how you compare against your competitors! Highlights of the HiPos and Succession Planning Survey: While 92.3% feel that identifying HiPos is important, only 44% of respondents say their company actively attempts to identify HiPos. More than half of respondents […]

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