What does the future of your business look like? Have you considered how your business would continue to operate effectively without the skills, expertise, knowledge and experience of your key managers and members of staff?
It’s a scary thought and one that many would put to the back of their mind as they focus on the here and now issues rather than the longevity of their business.
Like having a pension, it’s never too early to start planning and putting steps in place for when the inevitable happens. Having a strategy for continual succession planning means that you will continually have a skilled workforce, and employees can see the opportunities and prospects for staying with an organisation.
The options available to businesses, particularly with specialist trained technical personnel are numerous and include:
- Apprenticeships – one off or ongoing apprenticeship programmes within an organisation can be extremely beneficial for both the company and the apprentice. Apprenticeships can cover most job functions and usually consist of a mix of on-the-job training and classroom-based tuition.
- Technically trained – for specific technical roles, employing graduates who have undertaken relevant college or university courses in junior roles can provide them with invaluable work experience and businesses can benefit from having technical knowledge and ‘new blood’ in their organisation.
- Upskilling – invest in your current staff with development training to help them prepare for future roles within your business i.e. sales training, presentation skills, man-management skills and external training.
- Specialist recruitment – it isn’t always possible to recruit for a position internally when the skills or experience isn’t yet there. Partnering with a recruitment organisation with expertise and knowledge of your industry can help you find the right candidate for your company.
Profile Recruitment work with businesses in the Digital Inkjet and Packaging industry to help them plan for and recruit their future workforce. In addition as we partner with organisations providing training and HR services, we can assist with recommendations and introductions to ensure you have all the support you need to plan for your business future.
To discuss your Succession Planning requirements, contact Dorinda Gibbons on 0333 241 2338