Succession planning focuses on identifying and growing talent to fill leadership and business-critical positions in the future. 

This factsheet looks at approaches to succession planning as well as the type of organisations who use it, and how it’s changed. 

This factsheet was last updated by Steve George: Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, HR and Employment Law, CIPD 

Steve manages content for all CIPD’s HR and Employment Law learning. He is a CIPD associate member. 

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