By focusing on succession planning, you will


Promote professional growth and development


Uncover and close skills gaps


Maximise career opportunities for top talent


Become a first choice as an employer

Plan for the future – succession planning and employee development

What happens in your company when key people quit? This is probably not something you like to think about, but having a process for both managing succession and employee development can actually increase the motivation of your employees. Did you know that the turnover for the age group under 35 is about 20 percent, and that for the age group 35 – 49 years it is about 10 percent? With these numbers in mind, it is important to make a plan so that you do not stand unprepared the day a key person walks out the door for the last time.

Known challenges related to employee development and succession planning

  • Employees do not have a development plan
  • Employees don't know which roles they can reach for
  • The company has no plan when key people in the company disappear
  • The company has not defined potential successors to critical positions
  • There is insufficient knowledge about the competences possessed by the employees

Having a good succession planning process is not the same as wanting skilled employees to quit. Succession planning is all about having a plan that ensures that your very best talents stay in your company, by showing them what career opportunities actually exist. By including future career opportunities in your employees' development plan, you let them look up and see what the future can actually bring, while both mapping skills and uncovering skills gaps.

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Which solution should you choose?

There are several different systems for employee development and succession planning, and we fully understand that understanding what the different systems contain is a comprehensive task. We at Sariba have for over 20 years delivered HR systems to both large and small companies, in the public and private sectors, and have good experience when it comes to advising our customers. Of course, we help you choose the solution that is tailored to your needs, both today and in the future.

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SAP SuccessFactors Successor planning and employee development - plan for the future

SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development is a smart solution that helps you map the competence in the company, so that you can work more strategically and long-term with the development and recruitment of new talent. With SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development quickly closes knowledge gaps, which ensures that you have the skills needed to continue to create good results in the future.

More about the solution

The solution uses smart mapping tools to identify different skills, and gives you valuable insight into potential and hidden talents. This means that managers can quickly ensure that employees use their skills where they are needed most and that they develop in the best possible way. SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development also gives employees the opportunity to create and manage their own goals for personal development, while the solution facilitates rapid learning through targeted development plans and innovative mentoring programs. In this way, you will both engage and motivate your employees to follow their development plans, and to achieve their competence goals.

Businesses with successful succession plans experience


1.7 times more effective in retaining the best performing


2 times more effective in sharing talent across the company


50% faster to achieve productivity for internal vs. external hiring

Are you already using SAP HCM?

Then you know that you have chosen a robust and reliable HR solution. Sariba have been working with SAP HCM for over two decades, and we dare to say that we are among the very best in this field. We are more than happy to help you both maintain and further develop your SAP HCM system, and when at some point you are ready to start your jouney to the cloud and move to SAP SuccessFactors, you can rest assured that we will guide you safely all the way.

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