Key trend in Career & Succession Management: integration with other talent management processes

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

As Career & Succession Management grows in maturity, it is no surprise to see the processes closely align to, and integrate with, other Talent Management processes. In fact this is now becoming a key feature, as much of the information that we gather either crosses over with, or can be used to enhance, other processes such as Strategic Workforce Planning, Performance Management and Learning & Development. 
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Key trend in Career & Succession Management: Broader recognition of the need for internal mobility

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Many businesses report having difficulty with the attraction and recruitment of new employees, especially those who have the necessary, defined skill sets required for specific roles. To overcome this, it is important that they develop, up-skill, and retain their existing employees. This also makes commercial sense when comparing internal development with the cost and difficulty of filling specialist roles externally, or time taken to on-board replacements.
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Key trend in Career & Succession Management: redefinition of work and employees' career preferences

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Jul 7, 2016

New attitudes towards ‘full-time employment’ have been emerging over recent years, primarily driven by a rise in the use of contract and contingent labour, more flexible working schedules, job sharing, retirees continuing in the workplace in a part-time capacity, and other working arrangements that would have been much less common a decade or more ago. 

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Key trend: Succession Management becomes a mature practice

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, May 19, 2016

Succession Management has previously become an established process within larger organisations as they have sought to maintain leadership continuity through a pipeline of emerging talent. However we are now seeing an increasing recognition of value of succession management processes, from smaller organisations.

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Companies are starting to adapt to the demands of the millennials

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The new generations of young employees arriving at companies, the millennials, are becoming increasingly important to those in charge of Human Resources, because they make up a larger proportion of the workforce (in the United States they will represent around 40 percent of the workforce in 2020), and because their demands are very different from those of the baby boomers or Generation X: they have a great interest in acquiring a variety of skills and living challenging experiences, they attach greater value to flexibility and diversity, and they demand prospects for professional development.

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A growing number of companies are introducing global career plans

Posted by Mariam Pedreira on Thu, Feb 18, 2016

A growing number of companies that operate in various countries are introducing common and coherent career and succession plans for all geographical areas in which they are present. This is a trend we had already detected in our Report on Career and Succession Management and which we noticed again during a recent workshop in which 10 Top Employers companies in Spain shared their good practices in this area.

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Reinventing career and succession management as a strategic priority

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Fri, Oct 2, 2015

A combination of factors, such as the growing scarcity 
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4 key trends in career and succession management

Posted by Mariam Pedreira on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Career and succession management is undergoing far-reaching change. From being a process which focused on replacing a company’s key positions, it is evolving to focus its efforts on retention, development and employee commitment at every level of the organisation.

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How to keep evolving your Career & Succession Management

Posted by David Plink on Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Transparency helps retention

Issues around talent retention and development remain high on the agenda for CEOs and senior HR professionals. In an uncertain economic climate with growing skill shortages, businesses can ill afford to risk losing valuable knowledge and intellectual capital, whether through retirement or a growing restlessness amongst younger workers.

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Succession planning for career management in the entire organisation

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The implementation of appropriate succession planning for key positions has become a factor of success for organisations. Additionally, it is increasingly associated with the career management at all levels of the organisation. After carrying out comprehensive analysis among the Top Employers enterprises, we have found out that career and succession management are interrelated.

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Ways to succeed at succession planning when everyone else is just focussed on career management

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

The implementation of appropriate succession planning for key positions has become a factor of success for organisations. Additionally, it is increasingly associated with the career management at all levels of the organisation. After carrying out comprehensive analysis among the Top Employers Spain, we have found out that succession managment and career management are interrelated.

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6 HR commitments every Top Employer makes in 2015

Posted by Mariam Pedreira on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

After comprehensive analysis of the 63 enterprises certified as Top Employer Spain 2015 and nearly 1,000 enterprises worldwide, we detected a number of HR trends and innovations that will set the performance of Human Resources departments locally as well as globally during this year.
With our new Top Employers Best Practices Survey that is developed by 50 experts worldwide and adapted to the realities of each country, we have evaluated nearly 600 best practices in nine different fields.The Certification Programme l is only for enterprises with the highest standards of Human Resources, which has also allowed us to capture the main trends in HR management.
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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management, On-boarding

Global Certification for Top Employers with international HR strategy

Posted by David Plink on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute certifies excellence in the conditions that companies create for their people. The introduction of a Top Employers Global Certification programme is a logical next step in view of the global trend in harmonisation of employee conditions. The first Global Certifications will be announced during the Global Certification Dinner on March 5, at the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy, On-boarding

What HR managers in Spain can reveal about their best practices in HR

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Madrid, 20 October 2014 - Human Resource Directors from more than 40 companies discussed their practices in leadership, learning, performance, succession and careers at the HR Summit organised by Top Employers at Campus Repsol in Madrid. During four simultaneous interactive workshops on Friday 17 October, these company leaders put emphasis on the need to move toward a culture of learning, leading by simply managing the complex, and making the employee the protagonist of his own career.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession management

Three key principles Top Employers live by

Posted by Samantha Crous on Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Top Employers win top talent through the implementation of a few simple principles Research and experience is showing that employers of choice manage to attract and retain top talent by sticking to a few simple principles and embedding them throughout the company. It's in their DNA.

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Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I learn

Posted by Victoria Alcober on Wed, Apr 23, 2014

There are few things in life as rewarding as seeing your offspring grow, develop, and become little knowledgeable people. As a mother, I know that it is not only a necessity, but also a point of pride, even an obsession at times. As a company, an organization that not only cares for the professional development of its people, but also for their personal growth within the corporate culture will have all the tools they need, like children who have just begun to walk. With the proper support, well-managed business professionals have the capacity to "change" the world, just like children.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession management

Personalise your development programmes to improve employee engagement

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Best in class organisations around the globe are redefining their development programmes to adapt themselves to globalisation, emerging communication technologies and growing specialisation.

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Topics: Career & Succession management, Culture

Businesses gamble on inside talent

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Is it more effective to recruit superstars from outside or to recruit among your own? Businesses confront the same dilemma that athletic clubs do when trying to look for new talent in key positions.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy

HR Best Practice Infographic

Posted by Hans Rothweiler on Wed, Nov 13, 2013

The insights displayed below are derived from the Top Employers HR Best Practice Report, a detailed report, derived from the Top Employers Institute’s research, covering current trends in Talent Management and Talent Management Processes. Scroll down on this page to get access to the full report.

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Topics: Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy

HR Best Practice Infographic on Talent Management

Posted by Hans Rothweiler on Wed, Sep 11, 2013

The insights displayed below are derived from the CRF Insitute's annual Top Employers research and the combined kowledge of the CRF Insitute and FCTB about Talent Management processes. The purpose of this infographic is to reflect on some of the current trends in Talent Management and how organisations deal with these trends in their Talent Management processes. Only organisations that meet top standards in HR and thus have best practice HR policies and practices, receive a Top Employers certification.
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Topics: Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy