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.
Benefits of agp 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
Succession Management & Planning
Effective corporate Succession Planning increases the internal availability of capable individuals who are ready and prepared to step up into more senior roles as they become available.
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