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French term or phrase:succession planning/committee
English translation:Succession planning/committee
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09:33 Sep 19, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Human Resources / Staffing; staff turnover; management
French term or phrase: succession planning/committee
Here is the bit (see 1. below, 2. is just for further context) and I will then state my problem below:

DYNAMISER LA GESTION PREVISIONNELLE

1. SUCCESSION PLANNING

Définir un succession planning lors des Career Committee selon les typologies de populations.
Créer des successions committee pour certaines positions.


2. REFERENTIEL METIERS/ COMPETENCES

A partir d’un référentiel métiers existant, établir un référentiel des compétences associées, afin d’offrir une visibilité et une cohérence à l’ensemble des salariés et de leurs managers.

General context of docuoment: all to do with staff management and turnover. Employees are being encouraged to take transfers or relocate in order to further their careers. I have checked the glossaries for 'succession', which can obviously have several meanings but here must be referring to 'staff replacement'. However, I am slightly confused by how this is written in the French - I would have thought that it should be the other way around, e.g. 'un planning succession' - i.e. planning ahead in order to replace staff as others take up other opportunities...drawing up a recruitment schedule etc. And then, I get further confused by the 'succession committee'...does this mean 'organize committee replacements for certain positions' (i.e. on the Careers Committee). I am pretty sure it is talking about replacements - both in terms of staff and committee members, but am unsure how to phrase it. Thanks in advance for suggestions.
French2English
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:23
Succession planning/committee
Explanation:
As per my notes and:

In organizational development, succession planning is the process of identifying and preparing suitable employees through mentoring, training and job rotation, to replace key players — such as the chief executive officer (CEO) — within an organization as their terms expire. From the risk management aspect, provisions are made in case no suitable internal candidates are available to replace the loss of any key person. It is usual for an organization to insure the key person so that funds are available if she or he dies and these funds can be used by the business to cope with the problems before a suitable replacement is found or developed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_planning
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juliebarba
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:23
Grading comment
Really, I had no excuse for not having googled the expression in English before asking this question! Duh! Very helpful, and thanks to everyone for their input.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Succession planning/committee


Explanation:
As per my notes and:

In organizational development, succession planning is the process of identifying and preparing suitable employees through mentoring, training and job rotation, to replace key players — such as the chief executive officer (CEO) — within an organization as their terms expire. From the risk management aspect, provisions are made in case no suitable internal candidates are available to replace the loss of any key person. It is usual for an organization to insure the key person so that funds are available if she or he dies and these funds can be used by the business to cope with the problems before a suitable replacement is found or developed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_planning

juliebarba
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:23
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 75
Grading comment
Really, I had no excuse for not having googled the expression in English before asking this question! Duh! Very helpful, and thanks to everyone for their input.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BusterK: l'original est effectivement déjà en anglais...
5 mins
  -> mais oui ;-) merci

agree  Karen Stokes
27 mins
  -> thanks

agree  xxxPRen: A very helpful site: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rma/database/1det_e.asp?id=11091
1 hr
  -> thanks

agree  Andrée Goreux: business-speak for those who are proud of forgetting French and cannot yet master English. Probably pronounced sukcezion planningue...
17 hrs
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