successionSuccession planning is one of the most important elements of an effective staffing strategy, especially for managers and employers in the driver’s seat of smaller companies and start-ups. With a clear workforce deployment plan in place, employers and managers always know exactly how to proceed when a position becomes vacant. Employees who are ready to advance have already been distinguished from those who haven’t yet attained the necessary skills, and as soon as a position opens up, the right in-house candidate is ready to step in. If no in-house candidates are ready then the external hiring process can begin, but with strong succession planning in place, no qualified internal candidates go overlooked or unrecognized. Read More