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Succession Planning & Knowledge Retention
Good Question Does CASE have any resources to help with succession planning and knowledge retention in the workplace?

How to Handle a Sudden Resignation
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article When an employee quits unexpectedly, managers should assure their team that they are working hard to find a suitable replacement, says a management consultant.

Succession Planning Guides
Sample Collection Does CASE have samples of succession planning guides from educational institutions?

Does Your Institution Have a Social Media Transition Plan?
CURRENTS Article An institution's communications strategy should include social media management, but too often the protocols, processes, and permissions essential for overseeing social channels aren't well documented or communicated, particularly in smaller shops. During a staff turnover, such a lack of forethought can harm an institution's brand and reputation, compromise data security, and, in extreme cases, attract unwanted attention and headlines. With proper planning and governance, you can provide a smooth changing of the social guard, whether during planned departures, re-assignments, extended leaves, or, yes, even dismissals.

Points to Ponder Before Terminating a Worker
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should ask themselves several questions before firing an employee, write a pair of management consultants.

Understanding Surprise Resignations
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article There are many common reasons why employees quit without notice, writes a management expert.

Handle the Truth about Departing Employees
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Executives often ignore the real reasons why top workers leave their organization, says a management expert.

When to Fire an Employee
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should not be afraid to part ways with a wayward worker, says a leadership expert.

Talking Points: Presidents Under Pressure
CURRENTS Article In the past decade, scores of institutional executives have retired, resigned, or been removed from their posts. In the research for the book Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It, authors Stephen J. Trachtenberg and Gerald B. Kauvar studied several failed administrations and discovered causes and cures for this higher education leadership crisis. Here we present two solutions for the parties most intimately involved in the process: governing boards and the presidents they hire.

When to Fire a Problem Employee
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should take action when efforts to coach an underperforming employee aren't succeeding, says a leadership specialist.

Handle a Star Employee’s Resignation
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers can ensure that the departure of a key employee doesn’t adversely affect their organization by following a few simple steps, says an executive.

Signs Your Best Employee Is Looking Elsewhere
Advancement Weekly Article Now that organizations are being forced to cut back and demand more of their employees, keeping the top talent happy and productive has never been more important. If managers know their star employees are looking for a new job, then they still have a chance to make things better and keep them around.

Dealing with Employee Resignations
Advancement Weekly Article One manager who confesses that he used to get angry when employees resigned says other leaders shouldn't feel betrayed or upset when this happens to them.

How Not to Fire an Employee
Advancement Weekly Article Yahoo caught a lot of flak from management experts last week for purportedly firing its chief executive officer via telephone. After the fact, many weighed in on just how managers should dismiss an employee, if it comes that.

Manager's Portfolio: Please Don't Go
CURRENTS Article To reduce the loss of valuable workers, institutional managers should look to the corporate world for techniques to increase retention. This article presents nine steps to take when an important employee resigns, developed by T.J. Rodgers, CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corp.: 1) React to a resignation immediately. 2) Keep the resignation secret. 3) Tell your supervisor and other involved senior managers right away. 4) Listen carefully to the employee's reasons for resigning. 5) Construct your arguments. 6) Present your alternative plan to the employee, and demonstrate your eagerness to work with him or her. 7) Solve the employee's root problems with the job, if possible. 8) If the employee decides to stay, have him or her tell the competitor immediately. 9) Prevent the next problem.