Succession isn’t just about planning for changes in the C-suite. Beyond identifying future leaders, your succession management strategy should include workforce planning, skills gap analyses, and the creation of development programs to increase bench strength at all levels of the organization. Learn ways to identify and define the leadership skills you need at the top, and discover how to align and integrate those competencies throughout the company.
How often do you really think about the corporate strategy as you do your day to day work? Be honest. For some employees, it’s as infrequent as an intermittent town hall meeting or when we glance at the value of our 401K plans. Yet—the ultimate scorecard of our work is whether the corporation successfully achieves its strategic goals.Read more
I am always interested in reading about leadership and selection issues from a different perspective. As in any field, HR can become an echo chamber of the same ideas without generating much new thought. With that in mind, I was fascinated by this article about interviewing and cultural fit. Don’t be scared off because it’s from an academic journal of sociology. The writing is straightforward and you don’t need to be a sociologist to follow it.Read more