Will your business be ready the next time there is a crisis?
Being caught in a weak position when a crisis hits is something no one wants. The time to make sure your company will weather whatever the future holds is now. With careful, targeted recruitment and internal development, you can stack your bench with talented people who may have been out of reach just a few short years ago.
The time is now to look at positions that are the most difficult to fill or that have a high likelihood of becoming empty and assess your current leadership lineup to see who might fill these vulnerable slots. Start with the ones that have a deep impact on the business and would be the most difficult to do without. If losing someone would mean scrambling to find a replacement as soon as possible, there should be a highly qualified understudy in the wings.