This timely guide explains how businesses can effectively integrate and coordinate career and succession planning programs to meet the personnel demands of the future. Drawing on their experience and expertise with workforce development, the authors of this book based its content on a single but important premise. With global economic instability, a slowdown in workforce growth, extraordinary competition for the best talent, and the rapid advance of technology, there is an immediate need to integrate career and succession planning programs. Explaining how to do just that, this practical, user-friendly guide is the first to link those critical business tools, showing readers how to prepare for tomorrow—and the many years after. The book presents a systematic approach through which businesses can integrate and coordinate career planning and succession planning programs. Part One makes the business case for moving beyond segregated career and succession planning and shows why they must be integrated. Part Two offers foundations for integration, while Part Three outlines the strategies that can make integration a reality. Part Four addresses the future of career development and succession planning. Other topics include the future of organizational infrastructure and the implications of a diverse workforce. Employee engagement and leadership development are also explored.