Career Planning and Succession Management Developing Your Organization's Talent - For Today and Tomorrow

ISBN-10: 0275983595
ISBN-13: 9780275983598
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584

Many organizations today are scrambling to prepare for an expected wave of retirements. Almost twice as many job openings are occurring from people retiring than from economic expansion--a direct function of a steadily aging workforce. The implications for businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and educational institutions are enormous, as organizational leaders maneuver to fill the talent pipeline. In this context, organizations are stepping up their investments in career planning (training and development programs to help employees hone their skills and qualify for advancement) and succession management (programs designed to ensure the continuity of leadership). To date, these programs have generally been treated in isolation, and the combined effects of attracting, developing, and grooming talent from the bottom up and the top down are being lost. Drawing from the authors' decades of research and practical experience, a survey of 1,000 human resource practitioners, and examples from a wide variety of organizations, Career Planning and Succession Management shows readers how to create that crucial link between succession and career development programs. Showcasing the most current theory and practice, the book address such hot-button issues as: how to prevent top performers from leaving, how to balance the competing needs of promoting from within versus bringing in new blood, and dealing with unexpected "retirements" in an age of corporate scandal. Featuring numerous diagnostics, checklists, and other interactive elements, Career Planning and Succession Management will become an indispensable guide for leaders and human resource professionals looking to align individual and organizational goals and ensure their economic future.

ROBERT D. JACKSON is Senior Consultant for Career Development, Center for Performance Excellence, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) and an Adjunct Instructor in the Training and Development Maters Program, The Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg.

SHAUN C. KNIGHT is the Career and Business Solutions Associate for the School of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University. He has had extensive experience in career development counseling, planning, and placement, working with many Fortune 500 firms.

JOHN E. LINDHOLM is Compensation Manager in the Department of Human Resources, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Previously, he served in compensation, performance consulting, and instructional design positions at The Pennsylvania State University, Compaq Computer, and Polaris Consulting.

Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Making the Business Case for Moving Beyond Career and Succession Planning: Why They Must Be Integrated
Reflections on the Contemporary Business Scene: Why Career and Succession Planning Must Be Integrated
An Approach to Integrating Career and Succession Planning Programs
Foundations for Integrating Career and Succession Planning
Establishing an Infrastructure to Support the Integration of Career and Succession Planning
Competency Models and Value Systems
Assessment and Evaluation for Career and Succession Planning Programs
Career Planning and Career Counseling
Strategies for Integrating Career and Succession Planning
Training and Development
Mentoring
Career Coaching
Self-Directed Learning
The Self-Assessment Approach: Finding Value in a New Methodology
Other Approaches
Concluding Thoughts
Questions and Answers
The Future of Career and Succession Planning
Appendixes
What Is an Employee? The Answer Depends on Federal Law
Introduction to Career Counseling Competency Statements
Leaders for Tomorrow
Differentiating Between Coaching and Mentoring
Index
About the Authors

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