High-Potential Identification

Reveal your strongest leaders.

Although beneficial for attracting, retaining, and developing top talent, traditional high-potential programs can be subject to error. Often, selection for participation in these programs can be based on political reasons or personal favoritism. They tend to identify emergent managers but can overlook effective and humble leaders. For example, self-promotion, political skills, and networking play a role in being hand-picked for leadership positions. However, to be effective in leading a team, a leader needs good judgement, empathy, and self-awareness.

Our high-potential identification offering is a reputation-based model that measures the potential to build and lead high-performing teams by assessing ability, social skills, drive, and more. This ensures your organization identifies the right up-and-coming leaders to develop into their greatest potential.

The high-potential identification process

Our high-potential identification process stresses leadership effectiveness as the ultimate goal. Our customized, collaborative approach focuses on practical solutions and execution to:

  • Even the playing field for gender and racial/ethnic groups
  • Focus on prioritizing behavioral change and developmental action
  • Create a globally applicable solution
  • Close skill gaps and create readiness

Our approach: selecting the right talent

Our proven approach forecasts your organization’s talent needs, assesses talent, and uncovers development needs.

DHR High-Potential Identification chart

Needs & Candidate Assessment

Our assessments forecast talent needs, select roles and requirements, and align future leadership competencies with the organization’s strategy. Using selected tools, we identify leadership foundations, emergence, and effectiveness.

Support & Communication

We provide support to identify candidates based on selection criteria, manage transitions into new roles, provide communication, and evaluate process and outcomes.

Development Priorities

Our process includes identifying development needs at organization, team, and individual levels.