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Critical Post Risk

Identify those in Critical Posts with no succession plan

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Category Spread

See the breakdown of the different types of talent in your organisation

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Talent Pipeline

See all your succession
plans in one place

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Talent Grid

Understand where your talent fits

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Talent Pool

See your Succession plans in detail and their demographic make-up

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Talent Profile

All on one page talent profile for Talent Reviews

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Talent Planning

Gather talent, mobility and employee aspirations

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Succession planning: a strategic line of sight

Talent Successor ® is online succession planning software which helps you embed succession planning throughout your organisation and ensure continuity of talent.

This succession planning software gives you a strategic ‘line of sight’ for key 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 or in Talent Review meetings relating to succession planning.

How online succession planning supports your organisation

  • Identify and map progression of those with high potential
  • Build talent pools for ‘at risk’ posts and vacancies
  • Inform Talent Reviews meetings
  • 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
  • Monitor progress of succession plans

Ready for the next step? Schedule a demo of our online Succession Planning tool, or learn more by reading our product flyer.

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Related information

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    Can you answer those tricky questions asked of you by senior managers about succession risk and business risk? They’re not always as simple, quick or straightforward as you would hope. How do you deal with these? Read more >>

    How to make succession planning more effective

    Do you have robust succession plans in place for your critical posts, high potentials and high impact performers? If not, is it time to look at how to make succession planning more effective in your organisation? Read more >>

    Are succession plans becoming shorter and more guided? 

    We think that the days of long-term succession plans are over: it’s no longer realistic to have a 5 year succession plan or think talented people will wait around. Read our thoughts. Read more >>

    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

    Get in touch for a full feature listing.

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    Watch our Talent Successor videos

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    Introduction to
    Talent Successor

    See how Talent Successor
    supports the talent review
    process

    Introduction to Talent Successor

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    Succession Planning
    a new model - One

    Hear about the latest
    research and thinking on
    talent and the implications
    for succession planning

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    Succession Planning:
    a new model - Two

    Continues to explore how
    talent views their career and
    the impact this has on
    succession planning

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    What metrics should
    we use when looking
    at talent?

    Looks at the key metrics that
    will give an insight into our management of talent

    What metrics should we use when looking at talent?

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    Book a Talent Successor Demo

    We’d love to explore with you how our online succession planning software may support you – and we can do this by taking you through a demonstration.

    Please complete the form and we’ll get back to you to confirm and send you details.

    In summary, Talent Successor®:

    • Gives a strategic ‘line of sight’ for key people in your organisation – where they are today and where they could be
    • Lets you build specific talent pools and to see where the gaps are between current capabilities and those needed in the future
    • Uncovers employees with experience and skills for specific roles
    • Answers key talent questions asked of you by your Board relating to succession planning.
    • Monitors progress of succession plans




    Become a partner

    The Talent Successor technology is available to partner organisations that want to make use of its power and flexibility to run succession planning software for their clients.

    Visit our Consulting Partners page for more details.


    • With an organisation of our size, we needed to source a platform that would be simple and intuitive for our managers to use across multi-sites and require limited support.

      Meeta Zakharia, McDonald’s

    • Talent Successor is a great product, which has allowed us the flexibility to configure to suit our language and approach to Talent Management.

      Meeta Zakharia, McDonald’s

    • The selection of analytics available was a big attraction for us – the software will help us to effectively foresee and overcome any business risks associated with succession plans and measure the success rates of our pipeline.

      Meeta Zakharia, McDonald’s

    • We are able to set performance reviews based on either promotion or start dates  – thereby meeting the need for anniversary PDRs as outlined in the Winsor Report.

      Alison Sercombe, Thames Valley Police

    • Working with Head Light is easy and the support has been good.

      Jessica Cowper, Ovo Energy

    • Head Light takes the time to understand us

      Sue Scouler-Davison, Travis Perkins

    • We know we have made the right choice.

      Clare Hannah, DB Cargo

    • Working with Head Light is a really positive experience.

      Alison Sercombe, Thames Valley Police

    • As we develop our own performance management capabilities, it’s great to know that Talent Performance® keeps pace with us, and at no extra cost.

      Jenny Barnes, MeetingZone

    • Head Light has helped us take this important step in the adoption of talent management practices.

      Clair Clarke, Trapeze Group UK