Succession Planning Challenges in the Public Sector in Tanzania

Abstract

Succession planning is a human resource management strategy used to prepare a pool of employees with necessary competences and capabilities to become successors of senior officers leaving an organisation for various reasons such as retirement, resignation, transfer, termination, death or any other forms of separation from employment. This study which was conducted in one of the Public Sector Organisations in Tanzania revealed that succession planning is affected by shortage of staff, lack of qualified staff, lack of experienced staff and aging of the workforce. To resolve the challenges of succession planning, it is recommended to employ human resource management strategies such as recruitment, training and rewards to increase the number, quality and experience of staff at all levels and consider age factor in recruiting and preparing employees for succession.

Keywords: Succession planning, Tanzania, the Public Sector


Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 59-68 (Download PDF)

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