Try our Diversity & Inclusion Starter Kit. Sign up for free today

High Potential Employees

Hi - how are others defining and measuring high potential during annual reviews. Any resources you can share will be super helpful. Thanks!

Welcome to People Geek Answers @Engaged1.

@Joanne do you have any insights you could share here?


We look at a couple of different aspects including:

  • Performance
  • Potential - fast tracked in 2 years (both into People Leadership or Strategic Role)
  • Aspiration
  • Learning Agility

We also look for a number of characteristics such as:
dealing with ambiguity & complexity (shown to be a potential derailer for HIPOs)
Emotional intelligence and ability to self-regulate
Living our organisation values
Investing in others
Open to feedback and change
Role model

We also pose some thought provokers to help our leaders identify hidden talent (the quiet achievers) in our business.

Hope that helps