Employers everywhere are scrambling to adjust to the talent shortages they are facing in 2021. Some are realizing the solution to filling open positions is to tap the incredible amount of hidden talent already working for them.
When we identify hidden talent in organizations—whether that means at the lower-level, among mid-level managers, or at the C-level—this is how we do it. Here are three assessment tools you can use to identify the hidden talent, personnel risks, and opportunities in your organization.
When looking for hidden talent, at any level of the organization, it’s important to focus on the factors which differentiate one high-performer from another. Those are what we call broad transferable skills—the types of skills which are a positive attribute for anyone, in any industry.
We break these skills down into three categories:
The transferable skills inventory is a great tool for identifying talent at any level for further targeted development, or for identifying one’s own strengths and weaknesses in the workplace.
Nearly 90% of leaders are not providing direct reports with the guidance, direction, support, and coaching they need. If turnover is skyrocketing among your best talent, chronic undermanagement may be the cause.
We developed our Strong Manager Index based on what the best managers—that is, the ones with the highest retention and performance rates—do differently:
The Strong Manager Index helps identify the best mid-level managerial talent to develop into senior leadership positions, as well as diagnose cases of undermanagement among your leadership team.
Personnel risks and opportunities are everywhere—even in the C-suite. Identifying which senior leaders have the right mix of strategic and people-focused thinking is crucial, particularly if you’re in the midst of a merger or acquisition.
Our executive leadership competencies model has been designed to dig deeper into six key areas of C-suite success:
Need more help identifying personnel risks and opportunities in your organization?
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