Talent Successor® helps to embed succession planning throughout your organisation and ensure continuity of talent.

It gives you a strategic ‘line of sight’ for the people in your organisation – where they are today and where they could be. You’ll be able to build specific talent pools and see where the gaps are between current capabilities and those needed in the future. You will be able to answer key talent questions asked of you by your Board.

Industry-leading features at a glance

  • Identify and map progression of those with high potential.
  • Map progression through the company.
  • Build talent pools for ‘at risk’ posts and vacancies.
  • Let employees identify themselves for progression.
  • Uncover employees with experience and skills for specific roles.
  • Learn what development is still needed to ensure delivery of the succession plan.
  • Create role profiles and get a complete view of a specific role.
  • Monitor progress of plans.

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The Talent technology is available to partner organisations that want to make use of its power and flexibility to support their clients’ succession planning activities.

Visit our Consulting Partners page for more details.

Talent Successor: take a closer look?

See the headline features available in Talent Successor


Talent Successor® Summary Features

  • Multi-lingual interface and preferred language settings
  • Create Skills, Capability, Qualification Frameworks
  • Organisation chart display of team structure including succession status, potential, flight risk, span
  • Create Talent Pools to succeed person, role, vacancy, other
  • %age match against role profile for each member of a Talent Pool
  • Gap Analysis from Talent Pool
  • End-user functionality to edit an AboutMe skill profiles, with Manager ‘verification’
  • Administrator/Manager/HR Business Partner access to extended items (talent category, flight risk, potential rating)
  • End-user can specify future roles
  • Managers can specify future roles with timeframe
  • To create a grid showing users plotted against a performance and potential axes, including within grid positioning for flight risk and readiness
  • Extensive Search, Alerts, Reporting, Benchmarking and exports

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