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Best Practices in Implementing Succession Planning

November 5, 2015 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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Succession planning is best described as a consistent set of specific procedures to insure the identification, development, and long-term retention of talented individuals. While this general definition works well, organizations view succession planning in widely varying ways. For some organizations, it simply means making sure there are replacement candidates for key positions. For others…

Performance Management Best Practices

November 2, 2015 4:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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Performance management is viewed as a necessary evil in many organizations due to the myriad barriers for implementing a consistent, highly supported process. Half or more of implementation efforts produce limited or even negative results. This paper explores the reasons for failures and presents a best practice approach for instituting performance management programs that work…