HR: Identifying and Developing High Potentials

Topics Covered in Course

  • Understanding the components of advancement potential
  • Accurately measuring advancement potential
  • Key strategic decisions in implementing a high potential program
  • Proven approaches for developing advancement potential
  • Measuring program success

Templates Included

  • Understanding the components of advancement potential
  • Accurately measuring advancement potential
  • Key strategic decisions in implementing a high potential program
  • Proven approaches for developing advancement potential
  • Measuring program success

Detailed Course Description

The identification and development of high potentials is a key talent management process in organizations but is also one of the least understood talent measures. When done poorly, deserving individuals are overlooked and undue investments are made in false positives. In both cases, individuals become demoralized and lose confidence in the process while the organization will suffer from a lack of adequate bench strength for the future. 

Traditional static views of potential result in “winners” and “losers”. Individuals who are not seen as having high potential can feel as if their careers are over. Traditional views lack any real structure or theoretical foundation. In the absence of guidance or methodology for arriving at a more accurate estimate, managers simply make a highly subjective guess.

This course will answer many questions, among them:

  • What are dimensions of advancement potential and how can potential be improved?
  • What are the best tools for measuring the components of potential and how do you integrate the data to arrive at a quantifiable index of potential at a point in time?
  • What are the key decisions that must be made when implementing a High Potential Program? What are best practices?
  • Once high potentials have been identified accurately and development goals formulated, what are the best approaches for helping individuals reach their full potential?
  • How do you know if your High Potential Program is working? What are the key metrics and approaches for making continuous improvements?
Available:

Level: 
Beginner
Category: 
Employees