Role of HR in Succession Planning


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A process that is used to identify individuals who can replace employees in leadership positions when they exit an organization is known as _____.

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1. Why can it be difficult to replace senior level employees quickly?

2. Which of the following elements is NOT typically included in a succession plan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will help you review your understanding of succession planning. Knowledge of vocabulary and understanding of key concepts will all be reviewed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll test your knowledge of:

  • What a succession plan is
  • Why a company needs a succession plan
  • Benefits and components of a succession plan

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson material, such as what a succession plan is and components of it
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of succession planning to recognize benefits a company receives from one
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding succession plans to explain what can happen if a business does not have one

Additional Learning

To learn more about succession plans, read the lesson titled Role of HR in Succession Planning. You will learn new information, such as:

  • Situations an HR manager would need to address with a succession plan
  • How HR can recognize personnel who could be candidates for succession planning
  • The benefits to employees not at the executive level of a succession plan