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.