Access the Corporate Leadership Council's groundbreaking analysis on high-potential employees in the May 2010 edition of the Harvard Business Review.
How To Keep Your Top Talent
One-quarter of top talent intends to jump ship for another employer within the year.
Given this startling statistic, it's essential that companies reward and challenge their rising stars not only to drive retention and ultimate succession into the leadership ranks, but also to increase engagement levels and the effort these high-potential employees put forth in their current roles.
At the same time, companies need to reevaluate their talent development programs to ensure those employees identified as 'high potentials' truly have the attributes necessary to succeed in more senior roles.
How To Keep Your Top Talent uncovers the most common management practices that put high-potential employees at risk; details successful, actionable programs from Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Procter & Gamble and others for developing top talent; and outlines how to measure an employee's potential across three key dimensions: ability, engagement, and aspiration.