The details given in the release notes says that by marking an incumbent as Emergency Cover, he/she can take temporarily fill the position, in case of emergency.
But I have few clarifications:
1. What is the exact functionality / purpose of this field?
2. How is it different from Readiness?
3. What comes under emergency situations?
Appreciate if someone can help me with this as I need to explain my Talent Management team the exact usage of it.
Hi @BalajiNudurupat . An emergency cover is a person who can step into the designated role in the event of an unexpected or emergency situation. The emergency cover can be a successor or not. E.g. a peer that is not a successor but can cover the incumbent for a short period, until the person is back or until a permanent successor is identified.
The goal of emergency cover in succession planning is to minimize disruption to the organization's operations and ensure that there is a designated individual or pool of individuals who are capable of assuming the responsibilities of the key role on short notice.
Hope it helps. 🙂