Most employers don't have enough future leaders: Survey

Employers turn to high-potential employees and competitors to fill future management spots
||Last Updated: 07/23/2010

Even with a high unemployment rate, more than one-half of large and mid-sized companies report not having enough management successors, according to a survey

The survey of 212 North American employers by global HR consulting firm OI Partners-Feldman Daxon Partners found 54 per cent of respondents said they don't have enough qualified successors now working for them to succeed their executives and managers.

Only 32 per cent of companies report having enough management successors in place while 14 per cent of companies are not sure whether they have enough future leaders.