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Identifying High Potential in Employees

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We have read about the value of segmenting the workforce to ensure that investments are made where the greatest return can be realized. This does not mean that all employees are not important - they are. But you can see where the differences in investments between those working in pivotal positions and those that are not might create tension.

Discuss process options to identify high potential employees.

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One process to identify high potential employees is during performance reviews. Employees should be advised, at least one month in advance of the meeting with their supervisor, to develop personal goals for the upcoming year. Goals may include traditional education, like pursuing a college degree, or certifications and/or additional training related to their current position - or ...

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This solution is over 200 words and provides suggestions for how an employer can identify high performers in the workplace, without alienating others.