How well prepared is your organisation to cope with the loss of a key executive? How often does your leadership team talk about future talent preparation? At a time of low unemployment and intense competition for professional talent, only 28% of organisations say they place a High Priority on leadership gaps in their companies, yet 80% of firms say they have concerns about talent pipelines for critical roles.

In this study we asked 321 organisations throughout the Republic of Ireland if they engaged in succession management and if so, which functions were being planned for. We asked about the key benefits and the main challenges they faced. These firms operate in either Healthcare Manufacturing, Other Manufacturing, Professional Services, Service Industries or Engineering and Technology sectors. Download to read the full report.