What do we mean by key positions?
A key position is a position where someone has an important, influential role in the middle of the organization on which other departments depend upon.
When we talk about key positions people often think of board members and C-level executives however we are looking at a broader spectrum than just the top positions within the organization.
It differs per company and sector which functions are crucial for other departments. Think for example about roles like R&D, Sales Managers, Lead Designers, highly qualified Consultants, Academic Technologists, RA / QA / QC, Production Managers and some Free Professions.
The importance of retaining these people within organizations is often an undervalued issue within HR. Questions like who is in those places, are their ambitions met or will they leave in due time?