Using a 9 box grid: an invaluable tool for succession planning

The 9 Box Grid – or the Performance/Potential Grid as it is sometimes known – is a highly useful tool used in succession planning. It enables you to plot all those in the talent pool in one place based on their current potential and performance. …

What is Succession Planning?

Succession planning focuses on identifying and growing talent to fill talent leadership and business-critical positions in the future. [CIPD] Succession planning is about identifying the critical posts in your organisation, creating a talent pool of key talent and then managing this group, reviewing regularly and as vacancies arise.…

The 5 key features of Succession Planning

At Head Light, we talk about - and help customers get started with - succession planning and talent management each and every day. From these conversations we've been able to distil down the very clear key features of succession planning that make the difference between a structured and valuable talent management activity and one that simply never fulfils its potential.  Follow our succession planning process steps.…

The benefits of succession planning

Effective talent succession planning requires commitment and investment of time energy. But, get it right and the positive outcomes of succession planning are clear: minimised business risk, career paths for key talent and being able to, confidently, answer the tricky talent questions often asked in a talent report. …

What goes into a Succession Planning Template?

We have seen many different approaches to succession planning. Some work, some need a little refinement. But one thing is clear, without getting the succession planning template in place and built into cloud-based succession planning software, it becomes an impossible task to interrogate the data you have and present it as you need it. …

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