One of the most difficult decisions leaders make is who to promote into higher or more complex roles. Are we investing in people whose performance will be disappointing? Are we overlooking ‘under-the-radar’ managers who are brimming with potential? Most organisations don’t have tools for accurately assessing their employees’ potential.
Mercer has undertaken a critical review of the scientific evidence on how to assess potential. Based on the findings of over 2,500 studies with data on more than 500,000 people, we built an easy to understand and ready to use framework for assessing potential.
This evidence-based framework dramatically raises the bar for how organisations assess potential.
Using this evidence-based framework allows organisations to increase their confidence in whom to promote, find the hidden stars, and have a legally defensible basis for assessment. It all adds up to putting better talent in critical roles, and better talent leads to better business results.
More than 50% of top global businesses are not satisfied with their current High Potential Programs.