Few successors lined up for top roles: Report

Building leadership capacity top priority for HR
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/15/2014

By Sarah Dobson

There’s an app for that — that’s what one division of ATB Financial realized when looking at its succession planning efforts.

Before, the 400-employee Investor Services division presented its plan the traditional way: Here’s our top talent, here are the key roles and here’s the plan behind it, said Sherri Wright-Schwietz, head of talent and story at ATB Investor Services in Calgary. But the tricky part was tracking the plan and keeping it alive and useful — so HR developed an app.