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High Potential

Updated 09/02/2017

    4 Things You Probably Didn't Know About High Potential Employees
        |  Forbes, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic                                                                                                                                  10/19/2016
    Although psychologists have evaluated human potential for over a century, it is only
    recently that HR practitioners became obsessed with the identification of high potential
    employees, also known as HiPos. While definitions of potential vary, they generally
    concern probability, in particular the likelihood of making a substantial contribution to
    organizational output in the future. Thus a HiPo is someone who will probably become
    a key player in the future, meaning they are worthy of special care, development, and
    retention. To identify someone as a HiPo is to make a strong bet on their future, or
    expect them to have a bright future.