This is the time of year where you can't look anywhere without seeing Christmas themed isles full of enticing goodies! I recall seeing the first lot of Christmas treats back in late August - now that IS planning well for Christmas!
It got me thinking about how well in advance we plan for our own Personal Development Review conversations (PDR's or appraisals). At this time of year, as business leaders, we encourage employee development plans which can help keep your talent pipeline full, whilst also providing your company with a valuable retention strategy. Reflecting and refining your internal development strategy for your employees will ensure they start the new year with a clear pathway that shows them how to increase their knowledge with a more expanded skill set, enabling your business to be a step ahead of your competitors.