The Care and Feeding of High-Potential Employees
August 2011: Companies are losing high-potential employees at an alarming rate. Research by the Corporate Leadership Council found that 25% of high potential employees plan to change jobs within the next 12 months (at a rate 2 ½ times five years ago). Researchers are finding “a huge divide between what employers think motivates high-potentials and what actually motivates them”. One CEO interviewed stated, “The single biggest factor in retention is whether people feel valued”.