Succession & Talent Mapping

Companies are under increasing scrutiny with regards to how well their corporate strategy is connected to a robust succession and talent development programme. Our succession and talent mapping solutions enable your Board, Nominations Committee and Senior Leadership team prepare for the future and minimise the risks associated with not having the right people in place.

What type of information does your Board need with respect to talent, if successful execution of a strategy is dependent on recruiting key individuals in areas of vulnerability?

Our solutions provide you with the necessary data and information to enable you to make informed decisions that can be factored into your own talent development programmes, as well providing a stand-alone real-time solution.

Talent Mapping Your Market

Our Talent Mapping reports provide you with both high level strategic oversight and a more granular level of detail which you and your colleagues can then utilise for talent acquisition and organisational development purposes.

It is an entirely bespoke and practical solution that gives clients the data and insight required to enable critical decision making and planning around leadership succession, diversity and strategic key hiring.

Led and delivered by our highly experienced Partners, it is a highly discreet and confidential solution that leverages our Board level and industry contacts to provide you with an informed view of the external market you are seeking to identify or benchmark against.

Baxter Neumann talent and succession & talent mapping is the affordable way to ensure you stay ahead of your competition. Examples of typical client challenges are explained further below.

Typical scenarios which benefit from succession & talent mapping

Leadership Succession Planning

From a Board perspective this is widely accepted as good governance and planning with regards to succession or an anticipated colleague “flight” or “compromise” scenario. Unlike the standard market offering undertaken by relatively inexperienced researchers, our solution is delivered by highly experienced Partners, using many years commercially acquired experience that informs our highly bespoke reports.


A board may wish to benchmark their top team leadership capability and operating model against industry best practice. Generally, this is to provide informed insight on a proposed organisational change i.e. whether it has the potential to deliver improved efficiency/reduce cost. Our privileged access to senior contacts enables us to provide benchmark data to inform future organisation design, operating model and team structures.


Many companies talk a good game with regards to their diversity policies but often fail to take proactive steps to underpin these. Our bespoke reports can give you access to this confidential intelligence, be that on a global or more local basis. This enables you and your internal talent team to take practical steps that will help deliver your corporate diversity policies.

Board Skills Gaps

In response to an ever-changing technology and regulatory landscape, companies can often find themselves without the right talent in the right place to remain successful. We can help you to identify executives in key areas that will ensure you maintain your competitive advantage. Utilising our privileged access to Board level executives and industry insiders, we can help you plan for continued success.

Delivering Solutions

“In response to significant regulatory change, we retained Baxter Neumann to help us map talented executives who could be credible options for a newly created Group Risk Director role. We were highly impressed and particularly surprised at the level of insight, rigour and innovation their market report contained. On the basis of the data contained in the report, we continued to work with Baxter Neumann to complete a full search and we were delighted that the successful candidate was a highlighted candidate from the initial market report.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Baxter Neumann to conduct both succession & talent mapping and executive search, indeed, we have already commissioned another Board level piece of work with them.”

Board level CFO, PE Backed Market leader, Consumer Sector

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