High-potential and succession assessment

Smart organisations are investing in identifying and developing those with the most potential to impact the future of the company because they realise that managing the talent tunnel is crucial for future success. Over the next decade as older leaders retire, your leadership pipeline must be identified, developed and ready to seamlessly move up.

Assessment is an excellent choice to take the guess work out of which employees will best serve your organisation in the future. It is objective and helps overcome the organisational politics surrounding the selection of employees for targeted, accelerated development.

When to use high-potential and succession assessment

Many managers will nominate their staff as high-potentials and worthy for succession, but often such recommendations are filtered through a range of biases. Only assessment can objectively verify the worthiness of an employee for specialised development consideration. Assessment can be used for recruitment, work-based competency assessment, identifying fit for specific roles and general potential.

Options for assessing high-potential and succession

There are a broad range of options that includes:

  • Cognitive testing 
  • Personality assessment
  • Emotional intelligence testing
  • Multi-rater 360 degree feedback tools 
  • Development centres

What assessing for high-potential gives you

  • Cognitive ability 
  • Personality fit 
  • Leadership strengths and development areas 
  • Potential for leadership derailment 
  • Potential for future leadership 
  • Emotional intelligence

Benefits of high-potential and succession assessment

  • Objective assessment and reporting 
  • True potential is identified 
  • Better spend of development budget by targeting the actual needs 
  • Future leadership pipeline is identified

High-potential and succession assessment can be customised

We are able to develop and approach and solution to meet your requirements, using a range of tools, methodologies and reports.

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