Succession Planning and High Potentials: Multiple Resources to Consider

Talent Management

As organizations aim to more accurately identify and develop high-potential talent and build the succession pipeline, here are some useful resources to assist in these efforts.

  1. Succession Planning (SP) Metrics Tracking Template. This one-page editable PDF includes 10 sample metrics (choose a few) to measure SP effectiveness. The examples are intended to generate ideas, do not represent an exhaustive list, and may not be the right metrics for your organization. Use them as a starting point for determining the vital few measures (whether or not on this list) that will help you gauge the effectiveness of your SP.
  2. High Potential Identification Playlist. These 5 resources from Allan Church, Rob Silzer, and Marc Effron help answer questions such as: 1) What are the indicators of potential? 2) Should we change how we define and measure potential to align with the changing nature of work and the workplace? 3) Are there different types of potential? 4) What are examples of how high-potential employees can go undetected?

While there are many other useful resources on high-potential identification and succession planning, those mentioned serve as a solid foundation for practitioners to expand upon with additional resources and ideas.