NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP - NAME THE STARS?
Should firms tell people they are “high potentials”? Most don’t.
A recent report (October 2011) from Towers Watson found just 68% of 316 surveyed North American companies identify their high potential employees, but only 26% actually tell them they have been so designated.
Wouldn't letting them know be apt to inspire and motivate potentially star performers? The biggest fear is that labeling “high potentials” will alienate people who are not. Or it might create expectations the company cannot ultimately fulfill.
What do you think: to tell or not to tell? Please share your thoughts and comnents.
Phyllis Weiss Haserot www.pdcounsel.com