Succession Planning

October 7, 2016

Automation gears image

Gone are the days of sifting through documents and spending hours on organization. Filing cabinets and stacks of loose papers are out and the age of automation is here to stay. Here are the days of one click and you’re there. Here are the days of safer, faster and easier. Job seekers, employees and future retirees are looking for a modern organization that makes the employment experience an automated one.

Pre-Hire Automation

When job seekers apply to jobs, it is an expectation that the apply process is online and accessible from a mobile device. According to ERE Recruiting, over 50% of job seekers are using their mobile devices to search and apply for jobs. Don’t expect to attract great, long-lasting employees if your job postings aren’t accessible from a mobile device, because the perfect, long-lasting employee you want is applying to your competitor’s job posting from their tablet or phone.

July 27, 2016

A top reason employees leave their current job is because they don’t have career advancements or promotional opportunities. Succession planning helps prepare employees for advancement and helps the organization prepare for the future.

Succession planning can be vital to keep employees invested in your company. Employers that implement succession plans for their employees find that engagement and motivation increases when a career path is paved. When employees know they have a future within the company they become more invested in its successes. According to SHRM, the top three challenges faced by HR managers today are turnover, employee engagement and succession planning.

As organizations without a succession plan waver, organizations that implemented a succession plan increase retention and engagement. Those organizations have employees who want to invest themselves in the company and its success.

August 25, 2015

Employee standing in office hallway

“If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.”

You’ve probably heard this quote a time or two in your life. Quotes like these seem to show up often. You want to know why? Because it’s true. Benjamin Franklin was a pretty smart guy.

Makes you wonder if he missed his calling in Human Resources.

In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of having goals for employees and the role that plays in engagement. By engaging your employees with performance goals, and letting them know how their goals line up to the company’s overall goals, they start taking ownership in your company.

Let’s repeat that statement: They start taking ownership in YOUR company.

When employees start to see themselves as an integral part of your organization, they are going to want to stick around and do whatever they can to make it successful. They are invested. They are engaged.

Your company is now a part of their career plan. You’re a part of their life. It’s an important moment, and you should treat it as such.

So, how do you capitalize on these superior employees and make sure they aren’t taking their talents down the street to your competitors? Through your succession planning process.