Are you having difficulty staffing or retaining top talent for critical roles in your organization? Companies that do not have the right people in critical jobs forfeit revenue growth, innovate more slowly, and/or lose competitive advantage because they are unable to adapt to market dynamics. Top talent is today’s competitive differentiator that makes the difference between an organization that is thriving and one that is stagnant or worse yet, declining. Companies in all industries have a set of critical roles: jobs that must be performed—and performed well—for the companies to succeed – and these positions are not confined to leadership roles and top executives. Organizations need to define, attract, and develop the right mix of critical talent to support and grow their businesses. To ensure a flow of the right talent for these roles over time, the best practice is for organizations to build critical-talent pipelines.