Top Reads of the Week: Hold on to your High Potentials!

Just as Singapore has been gearing up to host this weekend’s Formula 1 race, the Timeo-Performance team has been busy preparing the Asia Pacific Graduate Forum 2018 for one of our client's young talents on the fast track.

"Scientific studies have long suggested that investing in the right people will maximize organizations’ returns.

In line with Pareto’s principle, these studies show that across a wide range of tasks, industries, and organizations, a small proportion of the workforce tends to drive a large proportion of organizational results, such that:

  • the top 1% accounts for 10% of organizational output
  • the top 5% accounts for 25%, of organizational output
  • the top 20% accounts for 80% of organizational output."

Harvard Business Review, What Science Says About Identifying High-Potential Employees

With high-potential employees being critical for to fuel your company’s current and future success, retention of your HiPos is fundamental. As this graphic shows, the right size pool of HiPos has a direct impact on the engagement/retention rate. The larger the pool of high potentials, the higher the risk of low retention which is most likely caused by too thinly spread resources.  

Besides targeting the right size of talent pool, the following articles discuss strategies how to retain and develop High-Potentials/High-Potential Millennials.

Most millennials joined the workforce a decade ago. They are taking over leadership positions at the moment or are evaluating the best opportunities. Recent studies show that especially for Millennials access to professional development is a key factor in their decision to stay.

5 Tips for Retaining and Developing High-Potential Millennials

One of the key challenges for today’s organizations is finding ways to retain and develop high-potential millennial employees. To maximize effectiveness, companies should take a holistic view of how millennials are engaged in the workplace from the moment they’re hired. Here are few steps that help create an environment that is suited to the needs and values of this generation.

How to Keep Your Star Employee Motivated When You Can't Offer a Raise or Promotion

It’s performance review time at your company and you know that your employees aren’t exactly looking forward to it. But, as a manager, your stomach is in knots about the entire process as well. Why? You want to reward the high-performing employees on your team that you know deserve to be recognized with a pay raise or a boost up the ladder. There’s only one problem: You don’t have the budget or resources to make that happen right now.

Three different managers and experts share how you can show your employees that you appreciate them—even if you can’t offer a raise or promotion.

How to Get High-Potential Employees Interested in Leadership Development Programs

Leadership training can make a huge difference in preparing professionals to advance in their careers and succeed in leadership roles. Many companies offer leadership education programs to high-potential employees, but these programs don’t always receive much interest. How can leaders and HR departments motivate professionals to enrol in leadership development programs?

About Timeo-Performance

We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone

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We are in the Skills Business!

Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

We love what we do, feel the Timeo-Performance experience!

As busy professionals, our schedules are often filled to the brim with meetings and tasks to complete. We can get so caught up with work that we might even forget our all-important lunch and power through dinner as well. Alas, we can only do so much given the 24 hours we have in a day. While time management is vital, being productive is another matter in its entirety.Enter time batching.


Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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