Succession planning is more than replacing vacant positions. Succession planning is an ongoing process of identifying, assessing and developing talent to ensure leadership, management and supervisory continuity throughout your organization.
The major focus is to prepare replacements to fill key vacancies on short notice and to ensure individuals have the developmental capacity to assume greater responsibilities and exercise increased technical proficiency and expanded management roles.
Succession planning should begin before there is a “crisis” or an emergency need to fill key positions. Succession planning must begin before vacancies exist.
Succession Planning Toolkit and Dashboard
The Succession Planning Toolkit (PDF) and Case Example are tools to help enhance your current succession planning process or start your agency on a new succession planning journey. Use the workforce data in the dashboard below to inform your business strategies and goals. Filter the dashboard to your agency and view your workforce by age group and tenure for both managers and non-managers.