Finding and preparing the next generation of corporate leaders
Keller is a succession planning consultant who can assist organizations with the process of identifying and training individuals to step into key roles when the current holders of those positions leave, retire, or are otherwise unable to keep working in their roles. Succession planning is vital for a business’s future since it ensures continuity, transfers institutional knowledge, and addresses potential leadership or talent gaps in a proactive manner.
Our succession planning consultants can help you develop and execute a successful business succession plan so that you have the right talent on hand for when you need it. Partnering with us will also help you to assemble a diversified team capable of delivering on your business strategy.
Our Succession Planning Services
Succession planning is a process that needs to be tailored to match every company’s unique challenges and requirements. In other words, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Whether you are responding to a sudden leadership change or implementing a carefully formulated succession plan, our suite of services is designed to support your organization through a leadership transition. Here is an overview of what we can offer your business:
Evaluation of current leadership We analyze the existing capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of your current leadership team to gauge when they might move on or retire.
Gap analysis We can identify gaps in your talent pipeline by examining your current business needs and estimating future requirements.
Identification of high-potential employees We can help identify internal candidates who demonstrate leadership qualities and prepare them to fill a potential role in the future.
Development of succession strategies We can help devise a detailed plan of action for every key role, explicitly stating the steps required to prepare successors.
Crisis succession planning We can help your business prepare for unforeseen events, like the sudden departure or incapacitation of a key leader.
Training and development Based on the results of our initial assessments, we can suggest programs designed to develop the skills of possible successors. These may include formal training programs, workshops, coaching, and mentoring.
Cultural and organizational fit One of our primary aims is to ensure that potential leaders are not only competent but also fit your company culture and ethos, allowing for a smooth transition and maintaining harmony among team members.
Integration with HR processes We work alongside your human resources department to ensure that succession planning becomes an integral part of other HR functions, such as performance management, training, and recruitment.
Metrics and tracking We can introduce metrics to track the efficacy of our succession planning efforts and ensure that ongoing improvements are being made.
Review and update Succession planning is not a one-time event. As such, we can provide regular reviews to ensure that your succession plan remains relevant to the current business environment.
Our Approach to Succession Planning
Leveraging years of industry experience, development know-how, and comprehensive global talent insights, combined with cutting-edge technology, we can establish a holistic view of your organization that will allow us to assist you in planning for the future. We define the essence of exemplary leadership and guide you through the process of change by discerning the talent you possess and the talent you require.
Utilizing our extensive database of CEO evaluations, we craft a tailored success profile that aligns with your business objectives. We then identify those in the talent pool—both inside and outside your organization, presently and in the future—who resonate with this profile.
We design success profiles for all key leadership roles and juxtapose them against your leaders’ abilities, pinpointing current high performers and those who exhibit promise. We also plan several steps ahead, guiding you on how to harness education, intensive mentoring, and coaching to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
Through our evidence-backed talent evaluation methods, we offer a comprehensive perspective on your existing talent and suggest optimal development strategies. We ensure that the leadership mold you’re crafting aligns with your needs.
The Advantages of Partnering with Keller for your Succession Planning Needs
Teaming up with a succession planning consultant like Keller comes with a host of benefits that can contribute to the smooth transition of critical roles, leading to business continuity and stability. Here is a breakdown of some of the advantages of partnering with us:
Cost efficiency By planning ahead for leadership transitions, companies can avoid the potential disruptions and high costs resulting from ill-prepared internal promotions or rushed external hires.
Customized solutions Our succession planning consultants can develop strategies to fulfill the specific goals, requirements, and culture of every organization.
Knowledge and expertise Our succession planning consultants have specialized knowledge and expertise that many organizations lack internally. They also have experience in various sectors and scenarios that can lead them to implement best practices.
Enhanced talent development By recognizing high-potential candidates early on, companies can invest in developing their skills, resulting in better-equipped leaders and increased employee engagement.
Competitive advantage Companies with clearly defined succession plans can respond quicker to changes, helping them to stay ahead of their competitors.
Risk mitigation Effective succession planning lowers the risk of gaps in your leadership team, which ensures that organizations are equipped to deal with sudden changes in leadership with minimal disruption.
Stakeholder confidence Having a coherent succession strategy in place demonstrates a proactive approach to leadership and talent management, which can instill confidence in stakeholders, from employees to board members.
Retain institutional knowledge We can facilitate the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next, ensuring that crucial institutional knowledge gets passed on and isn’t lost with departing leaders.
Integration with HR strategies We can help create a cohesive talent management strategy by merging your succession plan with other HR functions.
Crisis readiness Partnering with a succession planning consultant can help prepare your organization in the event of a sudden leadership departure, so it is capable of handling such crises.
Ongoing support and review We offer continuous support in the form of regular updates and reviews to ensure that your succession strategy stays relevant and effective in evolving business landscapes.
Business continuity An effective succession plan can contribute to a smooth transition during a leadership change, which helps to maintain business continuity and stability.
In partnering with Keller, organizations can plan ahead for possible leadership transitions, keeping disruptions to a minimum and ensuring that they have the right talent in the right positions at the right times.
Engage with one of our business succession planning consultants today and see how we can help identify and train your next generation of leaders.