Maximizing Internal Staffing & Succession Planning Working Group | Hosted by Archer Daniels Midland | May 15, 2019 | Chicago, IL

Wednesday | May 15, 2019

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LOCATION: Archer Daniels Midland | 77 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 4600 | Chicago, IL

While external hiring can bring many potential benefits to an organization acquiring new knowledge, infusing your organization with demographic and thought diversity, and weakening competitors through poaching it is also incredibly expensive and external hires often fail to live up to expectations. As a result, many companies are beginning to prioritize internal hiring and supporting employees who want to move within their organization. The most recent survey data available on this topic indicate that around half of global companies are committed to investing more resources in internal hiring than they have in the recent past.  The challenge lies in making the right decisions to maximize the return on any investments in internal hiring; a challenge made more difficult by the surprising lack of information available around what investments different companies are making and whether or not those investments are paying off in terms of retention, satisfaction, quality of (internal) hire, and company performance.

In this working group, we will discuss different approaches to internal hiring and succession planning, issues you are dealing with related to these topics, and new ideas and approaches you have experimented with in your organization.

This working group will run from 8:30am to 3:00pm with a continental breakfast and working lunch.  The session is free of charge to CAHRS partner firms, but participation is limited to no more than twenty-five attendees.

Cornell Discussion Leader:
JR Keller - Assistant Professor, Human Resource Studies, ILR School, Cornell University