Succession Planning & the Butterfly Effect

Steve Jobs’ departure from Apple and the subsequent criticism for the company’s lack of transparency to its investors has put the importance of succession planning best practices into the spotlight.  However, it is important to remember that succession planning is not just for CEO’s.  Succession management programs implemented throughout an organization ensure continuity for key…

5 Common Mistakes Made in IDP Planning

5 Common Mistakes Made in IDP Planning Companies must create a culture that encourages career and skill development of employees.  Planning for continuous employee development must be anchored to mission-critical competencies as well as the goals and mission of the organization.  If you are establishing or improving your performance management process, take stock of the…

Talent Management Tips 21-30

Ginac’s Talent Management Tip #21: Be open to the idea that you could be wrong. It’s better to self-correct for the betterment of the team rather than stand for the wrong thing. Ginac’s Talent Management Tip #22: Yesterday I started my spring cleaning and it inspired a question about life.  Which relationships in your life…

Talent Management Best Practices

Organizations large and small have varying needs for talent management and the size of the organization does not dictate its talent management maturity level. Before rolling out any talent management initiative, I look at three elements: • Relevance • Transparency • Manageability 1. Relevance Many HR strategies are data driven and compliance-centric. This often tends…