Aligning succession planning, strategy (Toughest HR question)

Strategic succession management checklist covers HR, operations
By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/28/2012

Question: How do we align our succession planning program with our organizational strategy?

Answer: Like all other aspects of an organization’s people strategy and HR programs, policies, practices and succession planning should be closely aligned with a company’s overall corporate strategy.

Ensuring the right people are in place with the right values, skills and competencies necessary to bring about change and accomplish goals helps to drive organizational strategy forward and accomplish strategic goals and objectives.