Succession Planning

The loss of valuable leadership can cripple a company. Succession planning is essentially preparing successors to take on vital leadership roles when the need arises. Whether it is preparing someone to take over as the sole proprietor of a small business or a position of leadership in a corporation, business succession planning is essential to the long-term survival of a company.

At Purplent, we have edtablisged Succession planning as a process that recruits employees, develops their skills and abilities, and prepares them for advancement, all while retaining them to ensure a return on the organization's training investment.

Our succession planning methodloy involves:

  • Understanding the organization's long-term goals and objectives
  • Identifying the workforce's developmental needs
  • Determining workforce trends and predictions

In the past, succession planning typically targeted only key leadership positions but at Purplent we feel that it is important to include key positions in a variety of job categories. With good succession planning, employees are ready for new leadership roles as the need arises, and when someone leaves, a current employee is ready to step up.

Purplent’s Succession Planning Services can help you focus on a particular step in the succession-planning process, or work with you from start to finish.

We can help your organisation in the follwing areas of sucession planning:

  • Develop a communication strategy
  • Identify expected vacancies
  • Determine critical positions
  • Develop a recruitment strategy
  • Create assessment and selection tools
  • Develop Individual Development Plans for employees
  • Develop and implement coaching and mentoring programs
  • Develop an evaluation plan for succession management


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