Talent Successor

Online talent succession planning solution for organizations

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Talent Successor Overview

What is Talent Successor?

Talent Successor is a cloud-based succession planning and management solution, residing within Head Light's modular Talent Cloud suite of HR products. Targeting organizations that wish to adopt a formal succession strategy or "line of sight" for successfully bringing employees through into critical positions. The software crucially identifies where the most talented staff currently reside within a corporate structure and look forward to where they could be in future. Managers can map progression pathways and build targeted Talent Pools around specific roles at risk of being vacated, or existing vacancies, using Gap Analysis to determine where skill, experience or qualification shortfalls exist. Employees are similarly encouraged to register their interest in career progression and succession, helping talented people often hidden to be earmarked.

Talent Successor's features include tools for formulating skill, capability, and qualification frameworks while plotting organizational charts for team structure and the vulnerability status attached to each personnel. Employees can access "AboutMe" skill profiles and edit details subject to management approval, along with specifying future roles of interest and the timescales for achievement. In addition, Talent Successor offers a choice of reporting options for feeding back succession plan progress to the boardroom, including the intuitive Talent Grid for visualizing potential successors in terms of performance versus potential or flight risk versus readiness.

Talent Successor Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Visit the Head Light website to schedule a demo or request a pricing quote.


Talent Successor Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Supported Languages
English

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Specific talent pools can be built to identify where skill gaps exist between current workforce capabilities and those that may be required going forward
Critical post risk capabilities identify employees occupying critical posts that don't currently have any succession plans in place
Talent category spread provides a breakdown of the different types of talent that exist within the organization
Talent grid reports rate where employees are in terms of performance and potential, charting their suitability for career progression
Talent pipelines allow succession plans to be viewed in one place within an intuitive, hierarchical tree structure
Talent planning tools allow managers to profile talent, chart mobility and gather details on employee ambitions
Talent pools can be created to plan the succession of an employee, a specific role or vacancy, while viewing demographics
Talent profiles can be created and maintained to keep track of an individual's personal and career information
Talent Successor video Talent Successor video Talent Successor video Talent Successor screenshot: Specific talent pools can be built to identify where skill gaps exist between current workforce capabilities and those that may be required going forward Talent Successor screenshot: Critical post risk capabilities identify employees occupying critical posts that don't currently have any succession plans in place Talent Successor screenshot: Talent category spread provides a breakdown of the different types of talent that exist within the organization Talent Successor screenshot: Talent grid reports rate where employees are in terms of performance and potential, charting their suitability for career progression Talent Successor screenshot: Talent pipelines allow succession plans to be viewed in one place within an intuitive, hierarchical tree structure Talent Successor screenshot: Talent planning tools allow managers to profile talent, chart mobility and gather details on employee ambitions Talent Successor screenshot: Talent pools can be created to plan the succession of an employee, a specific role or vacancy, while viewing demographics Talent Successor screenshot: Talent profiles can be created and maintained to keep track of an individual's personal and career information

Talent Successor Reviews

Talent Successor Reviews

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Value for Money
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Features
5
Ease of Use
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Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Meeta Z.

The best Talent Management software around

With an organisation of our size, we needed to source a platform that would be simple and intuitive for our managers to use across multi-sites and require limited support. Talent Successor is a great product, which has allowed us the flexibility to configure to suit our language and approach to Talent Management.
We especially valued that we were able to effectively buy an 'off the shelf' solution, and build enhancements that worked best for us. This was through close consultation and support from Ian & the team at Head Light, who ensured that we were considering industry trends and giving our end-users the best navigation experience we could.
Having only launched last week, Talent Successor is already supporting our functional leads to have good quality Talent conversations, which are now based in fact and real-time, up to date information. Early feedback from the business is extremely positive on its modern, fresh look and feel. Once you are set up and become familiar with the site, it is extremely easy to use.
The customer support is not available at the weekends, but nonetheless, any queries raised are answered swiftly and effectively, as per their SLA.

The selection of analytics available was a big attraction for us - the software will help us to effectively foresee and overcome any business risks associated with succession plans and measure the success rates of our pipeline. This depth of data analytics is what the Exec board will value as was particularly lacking through our previous approach of Excel and PowerPoint org charts!
Not only will the software deliver time efficiencies for the central Talent team, it helps to put Talent decisions in the heart of the business, and support our approach to every-day Talent management.
Two areas that we are still yet to explore further:
1. Talent Advance which links development activities to successors plans
2. Matching our competency framework to the structure on Talent Successor - this is mainly because we have moved away from rating competencies and still yet to decide internally how we can best map to job fit for next target position.
Overall, we are very pleased that we selected Talent Successor as our software of choice; the agility and cost efficiency far outweighed any benefits associated with a larger provider. Highly recommended.


Meeta Z.
Industry: Restaurants
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

The best Talent Management software around

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/01
Review Source: Capterra

With an organisation of our size, we needed to source a platform that would be simple and intuitive for our managers to use across multi-sites and require limited support. Talent Successor is a great product, which has allowed us the flexibility to configure to suit our language and approach to Talent Management.
We especially valued that we were able to effectively buy an 'off the shelf' solution, and build enhancements that worked best for us. This was through close consultation and support from Ian & the team at Head Light, who ensured that we were considering industry trends and giving our end-users the best navigation experience we could.
Having only launched last week, Talent Successor is already supporting our functional leads to have good quality Talent conversations, which are now based in fact and real-time, up to date information. Early feedback from the business is extremely positive on its modern, fresh look and feel. Once you are set up and become familiar with the site, it is extremely easy to use.
The customer support is not available at the weekends, but nonetheless, any queries raised are answered swiftly and effectively, as per their SLA.

The selection of analytics available was a big attraction for us - the software will help us to effectively foresee and overcome any business risks associated with succession plans and measure the success rates of our pipeline. This depth of data analytics is what the Exec board will value as was particularly lacking through our previous approach of Excel and PowerPoint org charts!
Not only will the software deliver time efficiencies for the central Talent team, it helps to put Talent decisions in the heart of the business, and support our approach to every-day Talent management.
Two areas that we are still yet to explore further:
1. Talent Advance which links development activities to successors plans
2. Matching our competency framework to the structure on Talent Successor - this is mainly because we have moved away from rating competencies and still yet to decide internally how we can best map to job fit for next target position.
Overall, we are very pleased that we selected Talent Successor as our software of choice; the agility and cost efficiency far outweighed any benefits associated with a larger provider. Highly recommended.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
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Talent Successor Pricing

Talent Successor Pricing

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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Visit the Head Light website to schedule a demo or request a pricing quote.

Visit the Head Light website to schedule a demo or request a pricing quote.

Value for Money
5/5
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Talent Successor Features

Talent Successor Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
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Additional information for Talent Successor

Additional information for Talent Successor

Key features of Talent Successor

  • Analytics
  • Career development planning
  • Competency scale
  • Feedback collection
  • Gap analysis
  • HRIS integration
  • Individual development plans
  • LMS integration
  • Metrics navigator
  • Multi-language
  • Performance appraisal
  • Personalized profiles
  • Single Sign On integration
  • Skills assessment
  • Stack ranker
  • Succession planning
  • Talent grid
  • Talent pipeline
  • Talent pool

Benefits

  • Talent Successor sits within a suite of Head Light's Talent Cloud solutions, providing cloud-based succession planning software that gives managers and talented employee figures a "strategic line of sight" in terms of career progression.
  • Encourage the creation of "Talent Pools" for positions at risk of being left or already vacated posts, applying Gap Analysis tools to identify and match the most suitable successors.
  • Enable employees to identify and suggest themselves for possible progression, while using Talent Successor to assess and track the skills or experience required for certain roles.
  • Managers and HR departments can use Talent Successor to pinpoint the personal development still required by individuals to close skills gaps within succession plans while monitoring how those plans are performing.
  • Boasting an interface supporting multiple languages, Talent Successor also features extensive search tools, alerting and reporting capabilities with export options or stakeholder sharing.
  • Talent Successor FAQs

    Talent Successor FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Talent Successor.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Talent Successor offer?

    Talent Successor offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Visit the Head Light website to schedule a demo or request a pricing quote.

    Q. What are the main features of Talent Successor?

    Talent Successor offers the following features:

    • Analytics
    • Career development planning
    • Competency scale
    • Feedback collection
    • Gap analysis
    • HRIS integration
    • Individual development plans
    • LMS integration
    • Metrics navigator
    • Multi-language
    • Performance appraisal
    • Personalized profiles
    • Single Sign On integration
    • Skills assessment
    • Stack ranker
    • Succession planning
    • Talent grid
    • Talent pipeline
    • Talent pool

    Q. Who are the typical users of Talent Successor?

    Talent Successor has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Talent Successor support?

    Talent Successor supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Talent Successor offer?

    Talent Successor has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Talent Successor support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Talent Successor supports

    Q. What other apps does Talent Successor integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Talent Successor has

    Q. What level of support does Talent Successor offer?

    Talent Successor offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support