We know people make a difference to organisations – that is a given. But those classed as “talent” or “high-potentials” – defined as individuals who not only display consistent high performance, but who are fully engaged with the goals of the business and show potential for development – make the greatest difference of all.
So why is it that many such talented individuals choose to leave their employer – and why is often such a surprise to their bosses?
In many studies – especially into the Gen Y/Z and millennial cohorts – the main reason given is lack of development and opportunity to grow. Interestingly it is not lack of promotion or basics such as salary or package that are the defining factor. These elements do often come up at exit, but they are not the critical drivers of departure for this group.
Norman Broadbent plc (LON:NBB) is a leading Professional Services firm offering five interrelated Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services: Board & Leadership/Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive level Recruitment solutions.