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Identifying High Potentials


More than 50% of executives fail within the first 18 months of promotion, according to research from the Corporate Executive Board, underscoring the importance of supporting leaders at all levels as they grow with the organization. 

Industry: Government

Employee Size: 60,000

Country: Canada


The Scenario

The client, a regional government's talent management division, is responsible for fostering leadership across 60,000 employees and over 25 ministries. With impending retirements, it was essential to identify potential candidates for the Senior Leadership Development Program to ensure a supply of skilled and visionary executives.


The Solution

Right Management created and executed a comprehensive annual assessment process to help feed the talent decision process. Assessors conducted behavior interviews and then integrated results from the instruments to provide candidates a holistic view of their leadership capabilities and organization leaders a clear view of their leadership pipeline. Assessors then facilitated career development discussions with participants after the process, providing greater value to the participant.   


The Outcome

  • Assessments keep the organization's leadership pipeline full for 18-24 mo.
  • 500 candidates identified for senior roles over a seven-year period.
  • More than 90% of participants report being satisfied with the program




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