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Aberdeen Group – Executive Summary

As every business decision falls under greater scrutiny, organizations are looking for tools that help them make better choices - and decisions about talent are no different.

Assessments can provide valuable insights into hiring, promotion and development decisions, and help organizations minimize talent risk while maximizing talent performance. In data collected between March and April 2011, over 640 organizations shared their insights, including 506 organizations currently using assessments as part of their talent strategy.

The various types, uses and talent assessments are explored in this comprehensive benchmark study.

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Succession Planning – The Four Imperatives to Success

The basic concept of succession planning is nothing new. Throughout history, every organization in the world has engaged in some type of planning for future talent needs, either actively or passively. Every entity who needs people to operate must replace people when they are gone.

We see this in our daily lives and in the media—it was well-known that Jay Leno was to be the successor for Johnny Carson and now Conan O’Brian will fill Jay’s shoes. Whether a company pays attention to it or not, the succession of people is often the difference in an organization’s sustainable success.

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Corporate, Leadership and Career Coaches Use Our Solutions…

To expand their service offering and to provide one or more of the following benefits to their clients:

  • A system to define success and objectively measure against the competencies or capabilities critical for success in their organization
  • A way to reduce hiring costs by helping clients select the right employee for the right job at the right time
  • A common language and a systematic developmental process to improve the performance of employees at all levels
  • An effective way to integrate employees into a team so that they can “hit the ground running” and be successful
  • A succession planning process that uses objective ways to measure bench strength and identifies employees ready for promotion and identify gaps for those that require additional coaching
  • An ability to understand the personality of all team members in order to build more effective and ultimately higher performing teams
  • A way to improve self-awareness; understand strengths and development areas and leverage this information to improve career choices and job satisfaction

To learn more about these benefits see the Optimal Assessment Process™ on our home page.

If you are interested in expanding your practice, we would be happy to discuss this with you. Please contact us.