Do you take your high performing employees for granted? In a world where the "gig economy" and high retention rates are becoming the norm, this article provides some good advice on focusing on moving future leaders through your organisation.
High turnover is bad for morale, it's expensive, and it can sink the performance of even your most loyal employees. But it's become something of a new normal, and companies are struggling to rethink their retention strategies. Part of that process should be about pushing your top team members to take on more challenging work—and rewarding them for it. To do that, managers may need to get better at recognizing the types of employees who'll benefit from that most and taking action as soon as they prove themselves ready for bigger challenges—not waiting six or 10 months afterward, when they may already be out the door. These are four signs to look out for.