Tips for Using the Succession Management Component to Optimize Talent Management

  • by Venki Krishnamoorthy, Independent SAP ERP HCM Functional Consultant
  • June 7, 2010
Discover how the new succession management component from SAP ERP 6.0’s enhancement package 4 for Talent Management can help you in your talent management efforts. This component features new functions for talent management specialists that enable them to identify potential successors for vacant positions, evaluate their training and development needs, and meet corporate goals and objectives.
Key Concept
The talent management specialist is a new role in SAP ERP 6.0 enhancement package 4 that replaces the talent development specialist from earlier SAP ERP HCM Talent Management releases. Talent management specialists work with managers and focus on identifying key positions in their organizations and maintaining talent profiles to build bench strength for the key positions should they become vacant. They are also responsible for identifying qualified candidates and recognizing potential candidates for the successor pool, conducting talent review meetings, and talent calibration.

Many organizations have key positions in their organizational structure that are essential for efficient day-to-day business. Vacant key positions have the potential to negatively affect the business. Succession management is a useful tool talent management specialists can use to help their organizations avoid vacant positions by building benches for key positions and maintaining profiles of potential successors.

Venki Krishnamoorthy

Venki Krishnamoorthy is an author, speaker, and SAP ERP HCM talent management solutions subject-matter expert. He is currently an independent SAP ERP HCM functional consultant. Venki has over 10 years of experience as a functional lead, project manager, and program manager in the HCM space. Besides implementing SAP HCM solutions, he has implemented and acted as a trusted advisor on SAP ERP HCM talent management implementations, including E-Recruiting, HCM Performance Management, Succession Planning, SAP Talent Visualization by Nakisa, Learning Solutions, and Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Services. He is the coauthor of three books: E-Recruiting with SAP ERP HCM, SAP ERP HCM Infotypes: Your Quick Reference to HR Infotypes, and SAP Transaction Codes: Your Quick Reference to T-Codes in SAP ERP.

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