The ability to recognise high-potential talent builds an organisation’s competitive advantage for the future and allows an organisation to fill mission-critical roles. There is a problem with the effectiveness of organisations to identify these high-potential employees, and many organisations lack formal, high-potential development programmes. The adoption of such programmes help organisations to retain valuable employees.
As an employer, and especially as someone in the HR department, it’s your job to know your company’s high potential employees and how critical they are to the company’s success and growth.
Many employees feel they are not being heard, think their company lacks career development opportunities, and want a better understanding of job expectations. If employees feel this way, chances are your high potential employees feel this way as well. Your company needs to create a clear definition of what employee engagement means for your organisation. Remember, what can’t be clearly defined can’t be measured.
High achievers need development or they will leave. It is as simple as that. If you, as a leader, take your leadership responsibilities seriously, you understand that and work toward not only keeping those employees, but ensuring the future of the company at the same time.