Talent Management and Succession Planning   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

IO 559 - Talent Management and Succession Planning

Prerequisite(s): IO 400  or PB 400 . Today’s businesses are undergoing a remarkable and painful revolution brought about by economic pressure, global competition, up-and-down employment, new technology, a diversifying labor force, and customers who demand better service and higher levels of product quality. This class will explore the ways in which large and small organizations are regrouping to meet these challenges and the related psychology underlying effective leadership. The course will examine such topics as "talent management," "succession planning," and high performance human resources strategies. We will distinguish "fad" from "solution," management from leadership, and winner from loser. A central theme in class will focus on aligning internal human resources with business strategy and in turn, strategy with external realities. (3 credits)