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Succession Planning for the Solid Waste Industry

Dec 28, 2020 | Planning

Compactor pushing trash at a landfill

What happens when a key member of your staff retires or quits? How do you ensure that person’s role is successfully filled?

Succession planning is a key component of managing a waste facility. It’s important to plan ahead so that you are ready when the time comes. When it comes to succession planning, you should be asking questions like:

  • Will you hire externally or promote from within?
  • What training protocols and procedures do you have?
  • How do you ensure you are up-to-speed with all of the intricacies of each position at your facility?

In addition to cross-training and documenting job descriptions, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) can help clarify the job duties of key personnel at your facility and make staffing changes a smoother process. Check out the following video to learn more.

Author Bio: Kasem Cornelius,  Operations Consultant 2, 10+ years’ experience solid waste recycling industry, safety documentation and training, standard operating procedures (SOPs) 

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