Succession planning is often overlooked by HR during talent acquisition in its rush to hire qualified applicants.Evaluate the progress of your shortlisted candidates over their career to assess their future leadership potential. Did they peform a number of different roles in one company? What skills were acquired? Did they begin in a junior role and work their way up the company ranks to a leadership or managerial position? Leadership is a major concern for today’s businesses – think long-term talent acquisition, not short-term fix.
Three quarters of HR is concerned that the talent shortage will threaten the future of their businesses according to the latest survey on the skills deficit. The report also found that only 10% of HR leaders believe their talent acquisition strategies are ‘strategic and optimised’.