Assessing Potential: From academic theories to practical realities

The event will be held in Plaisterers' Hall, London on 9 March 2016

How to identify and assess for potential – and indeed what we mean by ‘potential’ – are critical questions for talent management. However, most organisations struggle with identifying and developing high-potential people. This workshop and mini-research report will explore how organisations can improve their practices in identifying, managing, engaging and retaining high potential employees.

Timings: 09.00-16.00

Who is it for?
Professionals who are interested in or have responsibility for selecting and developing high potential talent, or those involved in leadership selection and development.

Overview
How to identify and assess for potential – and indeed what we mean by ‘potential’ – are critical questions for talent management. However, most organisations struggle with identifying and developing high-potential people, and the available tools are deployed with limited success. This workshop and mini-research report will explore how organisations can improve their practices in identifying, managing, engaging and retaining high potential employees.

Content
The event will begin by considering the question: potential for what? We will look at how business strategy and organisation context should inform the focus on high potentials.

Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic will illustrate how to leverage scientific methods and theories on talent to improve an organisation’s ability to identify and develop hi-pos. He will define what we mean by ‘hipos’ and explain how potential can be reliably and validly assessed. Emphasis will be placed not just on individual career success – hi-po emergence – but also organisational effectiveness – hi-po success.

Moving on from this description of the assessment landscape, Jessica Bigazzi Foster from RHR International will look to explore some of the practical issues associated with assessing potential in organisations, how we can define and evaluate the success of our high-potential efforts, and what the future might look like.

  • Tags
  • Talent
  • Performance Management & Engagement