You’re an HR professional at Pinnacle Pharmaceuticals. Currently, there is no succession plan or “bench” for the company’s current leaders. The CEO has not made this a priority for the HR department, but you feel strongly that she needs to have a second look. You will need a plan for speaking to the CEO if you’re going to get succession planning on the list of strategic priorities for the company. In order to take the lead on this, you’ll need to anticipate and plan ahead.

Discussion Prompt

Answer one of the following questions:

  • Which challenges do you anticipate will come up during the conversation?
  • On what best practices in people analytics will you rely?
  • What kind of data do you think will support your position best?