Does Your Company Have A Succession Plan For Every Key Position Including The Leader?

The Metiss Group can help you prepare for a succession or transition of leadership as well as succession of key employees within your organization. Our Succession Planning and Selection Services can help you prepare and find the perfect succession solution for your company & culture. Download our free eBook below.


If you are an entrepreneurial minded leader and wish to continue to have a role in your company but would like to pull back from the day-to-day operations of your business, we provide 2nd in Command or Chief Operating Officer Search, Selection and Onboarding services.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


Every key position in a company should have a succession plan.  An effective plan brings peace of mind to the leader as well as the incumbent.  The leader can rest easy knowing if their superstar leaves, for whatever reason; there is a plan to fill the role quickly and effectively. This is especially important if you have key management approaching retirement.

The Metiss Group’s Succession Planning Process Includes:

Determining job accountabilities

Job function documentation

Developing internal resources for filling the position

Our Key Hire Succession Processs

STEP 1 Have A Game Plan


Have a game plan in place on how are you going to find that perfect candidate if someone is getting promoted, let go, or decides to leave.


Do you have the job description completed? Do you have the job scorecard completed so new potential hires will understand what they will be held accountable for?

An Avatar is the ideal set of behaviors, culture fit, and personal skills that exemplifies the perfect candidate.

Requirements can includes years of experience, skill sets, education background, and salary expectations.

STEP 2 Screen

In the screening process, we create a job description using high-converting recruiting language to find candidates from the highest quality national sources, then conduct a rigorous screening process that includes a phone interview, an email screen, and in-person interview.

We network with potential candidates, post online to attract talent, and screen resumes.

During the phone screen, we take the time to confirm resume & job requirements, discuss desired salary, and ask job-specific questions.

At this stage, we use email to gauge responsiveness and follow-through, evaluate writing abilities, and consider core value alignment.

STEP 3 Analyze

During analysis, we thoroughly assess the behaviors, skills, and characteristics of the suitable candidates using scientifically proven metrics like the Hartman Value Profile.  We get data on all dimensions of employee characteristics, and condense the raw data into easy-to-understand reports.

We take a closer look at behaviors, cultural fit, personal skills, and critical thinking abilities.

We compare candidates to the avatar, identify additional questions, and determine candidate direction.

A review where we ask focused, behavior-based questions, probe job fit gaps, and understand leadership needs.

A deep-dive interview process to understand any issues or gaps, as well as follow up on performance check insights.

STEP 4 Accelerate

Once we’ve honed in on the ideal candidate, we shift gears into getting them up to speed and performing optimally for your organization as soon as possible.  The acceleration stage begins after the candidate has started, and consists of a debrief with the hiring manager to share our assessment results and recommendations for the best possible outcomes.

We offer a leadership assessment, results debrief, and leadership coaching in preparation for your newly chosen candidate.

We also provide a profile debrief, and individual coaching to get the recruit up to speed as quickly as possible.

In the final stage, we have a joint debrief with all parties involved, reviewing the comparison report and the scorecard with the new hire for the first time.

The Science of Choosing the Right People

Statistically-Driven Recruitment Methodology

We take the guesswork and emotion out of the recruitment process by identifying crucial skill and culture needs and applying a data-driven approach to measure and compare them.

Multi-dimensional assessments & testing

We use a series of assessments, ranging from psychology surveys to phone and in-person interviews to understand your candidates on multiple dimensions.

EXPERT reports, debriefs, and guidance

After collecting hundreds or thousands of data points on your candidates, we guide your hiring manager through our findings and make our recommendations through comprehensive reports and experts.


Who is The Metiss Group?

The Metiss Group is a team of experts in behavioral science, and for the last 25 years, have been leveraging scientific rigor to discover and recruit talent for organizations with specific cultures and needs.

The three service pillars of our innovative platform comprised of Employee Selection, Performance Acceleration, and Organizational Health are designed to help businesses grow and fulfill their potential.