UCSD is faced with increased competition in the labor market, with 25% of its employees currently eligible to retire in the near future. Skillful succession planning ensures that qualified employees within an organization are ready and able to compete for vacant positions and that positions are filled quickly.
The Blueprint for Succession Planning includes an introductory letter from Assistant Vice Chancellor Tom Leet, a section on Performance Dimensions, which are an integral part of succession planning, and the 5 key elements of:
- Recruitment and hiring
- Training and development
- Performance management
- Workforce diversity
- Knowledge management
An online e-course, Effective Succession Planning at UC San Diego is available at the UC Learning Center. Geared to supervisors and managers, this course will help you understand your role in succession planning, understand the use of performance dimensions, plan strategically for changes in your organization, assess your employees' readiness for particular jobs, and effectively support your employees' professional development.
Both departments and individual employees play a role in succession planning: