Andrew Lamberto is responsible for creating many important plans during his time as the Director Of Human Resources for the San Bernardino County. One of those plans was for succession. Simply stated, succession planning allows process managers to go through to prepare their organization for the future leadership. It is expected that the retirement of the baby boomers will produce a sharp decline in available personnel at the higher levels in many organizations.
Replacement leaders are also expected to be more technically savvy and sophisticated than their predecessors. The County of San Bernardino is not immune to the reduction of seasoned and talented leadership. The good news for the county is that many of the employees spend their entire career there, giving them an edge on being able to groom successors.
Mr. Lamberto previously wrote about how he became the Director of Human Resources. In that article he emphasized some very simple ways to help employees get noticed and potentially climb the ladder. Some of those examples included dressing and grooming for a promotion, coming in early and staying late, enthusiasm, taking responsibility, asking for training or going back to school, and remembering to do the simple things. If you are a manager, you need to find ways to encourage and maintain the talented employees. They are your best assets.
Succession planning is intended to help management identify gaps in talent and understand their development needs. It also assists in identifying jobs that are critical to the overall success of the organization. Andrew Lamberto created his succession plan to help the San Bernardino county find and keep employees that are hard working.