The Importance of Succession Planning

Reaction Search International, Jackson prides itself on being an industry leader in executive recruiting. We work to find you the best high-level talent to ensure the long-term success of your enterprise. Our RSI Jackson Succession Management Team prides itself on our ability to meet the needs of any recruitment search to find the talented executive we can that will fit the needs and culture of your organization. However, beyond this searching and recruiting process RSI Jackson also prides itself on generally finding the best possible fit for the position you have, and sometimes this means helping you from within your organizations. We are, of course, referring to the process of succession management planning.

Succession Management, the key to success

Simply put succession management planning is a long-term process which looks internally to fill your leadership or C-level positions as they are vacated. Whether you need to lay off an underperforming CEO or your top leader has decided to take their retirement suddenly, the post will be filled by a current employee. The succession management planning process ensures that your establishment will not have to gamble on an external hire for leadership positions at any level. While this mental image might sound impossible or overwhelming for some businesses to imagine, it doesn’t have to be, and RSI Jackson is here to help make this process as painless as possible.

The Succession Management Specialty Team provides services for clients in the Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Banking, Biotechnology, Construction, Consumer Products, Computer Software & Hardware, Education, Energy and Utilities, Finance, Government, Human Resources, Healthcare, Insurance, IT, Industrial, Legal, Marketing, Manufacturing, Medical, Non Profit, Pharmaceutical, Sales, Technology, Telecommunications and Transportation industries.

How RSI can help

RSI Jackson’s professional and skilled team will work with your organization over many months to implement a plan that will fit your needs and goals as your organization goes through significant changes in leadership. RSI Jackson will look at what your organization’s goals and values are, where you expect to be in the next five, ten or even twenty years. We will then examine your current staff and how they fit into your plan. We believe that while it is essential to have a vision for the business as a whole, it is equally important to have a vision for the individuals who will push your company towards achieving said vision and goals.

By looking at the current staff, RSI Jackson can help you identify potential candidates for future C-level roles. We will then work together to determine what skill sets are present and where there are holes to be filled. It has been shown that employees in newly appointed leadership roles are willing to take on the challenge but are underprepared on how to deal with specific scenarios. We will help you to establish a variety of ways in which promising candidates can be upskilled and better prepared to assume future positions. This process can not only help you to fill individual positions but improve the overall caliber of employees throughout all levels of your organizations.  When employees see that their employer has taken an invested interest in their abilities and future development, they are more likely to remain with the company and turn a job into a long-term career, something which is increasingly rare these days.

Give RSI Jackson a call today or reach out here to see how we can put succession management planning to work for you.





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