Employers are supposed to groom young, talented workers to take over important positions down the road. But it seems like many companies have lost sight of this goal.
According to a recent study by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 25% of high-potential employees plan to leave their current companies before the year is up.
To maintain — and retain — high-potential employees, the CEB outlined this six-step strategy:
- Stimulate young employees with engaging work
- Test their abilities to be sure they have what it takes to meet the demands of leadership
- Manage high-potential employees at the corporate level
- Challenge them to acquire new skills
- Recognize high-potential employees with rewards, incentives, etc., and
- Incorporate them in strategic planning and future plans.