Employers Worried About Lack of Future Leaders

Philadelphia — April 9

Employers continue to worry about the lack of future leaders in their organizational ranks, according to a survey of more than 2,000 senior human resource executives by Right Management, the talent and career management unit within ManpowerGroup.

For the third year in a row, lack of high-potential leaders was the most pressing concern for U.S. HR executives, with 32 percent putting it at the top of their list, according to the survey.

Globally, lack of future leaders was also cited as the foremost concern by an average of 25 percent of employers — evidence that a lack of high potentials is a widespread concern in leading industrialized nations, the survey suggests.

The year-to-year consistency in the survey’s findings suggest that future leadership or lack thereof is top of mind for organizations nearly everywhere.

Source: Right Management