High Potentials: Tell Them, or Not?

Employees on the fast track increasingly are seeking “high-potential” career tracks. They and their employers realize such programs not only advance careers, but also advance companies by increasing employee engagement and improving the retention of top talent. “This represents a shift in awareness among employers and employees of the value of high-potential programs,” explains Claudia […]

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Talent development conversations done right

Individual leaders are in the best position to influence and develop talent — or shut it down. By having talent conversations, managers can give employees good reasons to be engaged, work effectively and build their skills. Importantly, a talent conversation is not done to someone but with someone. It is about building a relationship that […]

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How to manage low performers

There is plenty of advice about developing high potential employees, but what about the lowest of the low performers in an organization — the bottom 10 percent? Initially, these employees may be the result of bad hires. But after those people quit or are let go, talent leaders still may be left with some lower […]

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