By investing time in understanding our client’s culture, people and strategy we identify and prepare the next generation of talent for senior leadership roles and uncover gaps that need to be filled.
We pinpoint high-performers and those displaying strong leadership traits and match them to specific or new roles. We then work with you to prepare those individuals for senior roles including through our executive coaching and mentoring.
Effective succession planning will not only help you retain the best talent it will attract new talent by showcasing an organisation with clear opportunities for progression.
What is succession planning and management?
Succession planning and management is a strategic process undertaken by organisations to identify and develop future leaders within their ranks.
It involves identifying key positions and creating a pipeline of talented individuals who can step into these roles in the event of planned or unplanned departures.
This strategic process aims to ensure a smooth transition of leadership, maintain organisational continuity, and mitigate risks associated with key personnel changes.
Succession planning can be done by assessing current talent or identifying high-potential individuals, providing them with necessary development opportunities and skills for future leadership positions.
What are the benefits of succession planning?
- Achieve clear visibility of talent at every level
- Identify and prepare the next generation of leaders for senior roles
- Secure a smooth succession by promoting from within
- Recruit and retain high-performers by demonstrating opportunities for progression
Our approach to succession planning and management
agp takes a comprehensive and tailored approach to succession planning and management. This is because our team understands that every organisation has unique needs and requirements when it comes to leadership development and executive search.
Our approach involves close collaboration with clients to assess their current talent pool, pinpoint high-potential individuals, and create customised coaching plans to nurture their skills and capabilities.
With our industry expertise and extensive network, we help organisations build robust succession plans, ensuring a steady pipeline of qualified leaders ready to take on key roles and drive business success in the long term.
Why choose agp for succession planning services?
With our deep understanding of the executive talent landscape and extensive industry experience, we bring unparalleled expertise to guide organisations through effective succession planning.
We take a tailored approach, working closely with clients to assess their specific needs, identify high-potential individuals and create customised development plans.
agp’s extensive network and industry connections enable us to identify and attract top-tier talent for leadership positions.
Our commitment to confidentiality, professionalism, and delivering exceptional results make us the trusted partner for organisations seeking comprehensive and successful succession planning solutions.
How much do succession planning services cost?
The cost of succession planning services can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and complexity of the organisation, the scope of the project and the specific services required.
It’s best to discuss your specific requirements and budget with agp to get a tailored quote.
Succession Management & Planning
The first step is to identify positions that are integral to the company’s success. These are the positions that, without successors, will cause the company’s growth to slow or stop. In most cases, the higher people are in the chain of command, the more crucial it becomes to identify a successor.
The 3 biggest challenges in Succession Planning are:
- Deciding who to promote. While someone might be a high-performer at their particular level or position, that might not necessarily mean they have got the skills or talents needed to take the next step up the ladder
- Resisting bias
- Maintaining company morale
Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
Following a change in career direction, I was fortunate enough to work with Tony in some 1:1 coaching sessions. Tony’s style of coaching is excellent – he builds rapport easily and asks probing, perceptive questions that enabled me to clarify my thought processes.
His challenging but empathetic style really delivered for me. He encouraged me to self-reflect and recognise my underlying concerns. Once I had this clarity, he really helped me to identify and evaluate potential options and alternatives.
I came away from our coaching sessions with real insight into my concerns and a clear action plan to make the positive changes I needed.
I have known Tony for some time both as a client and candidate and he never fails to impress. He quickly and efficiently understands the brief and then delivers strong candidates who have the necessary skills and expertise.
Tony invests time in both his clients and his candidates even when there is nothing specific to discuss. This is what makes him a great search specialist: he is approachable, engaging, warm and incredibly well-networked.
I would recommend Tony in a heartbeat.
Tony has a wide network across the UK retail market and knows what’s going on across sectors. Tony is able to match his clients to candidates in smart partnerships with close consideration of cultural fit, which is very rare in my experience.
As a candidate, Tony always kept me updated on the progress of any project and then remained in touch throughout the assignment, providing valuable executive support and advice.
I am always grateful that Tony picks up the phone to me frequently with such interesting opportunities
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