High Potential Identification Insights

Are your HIPOs your biggest flight risk?

Measuring employee engagement is a crucial step in HIPO identification. Increase talent retention and secure future performance with SHL.

Bring real-time data and talent analytics to all your people decisions.

Identify and Retain your Critical Talent

The data-driven and objective way to discover, utilize, and retain your most critical talent.

Assess Employees

Bring Science to HIPO Identification

Measure each of the three characteristics through SHL’s scientifically valid assessments for personality, potential, motivation, cognitive ability, and engagement. Assess freshly nominated HIPOs or new joiners at any frequency.

Immediate Insights

The Most Accurate People Decisions

As assessments are completed, talent data is immediately available via SHL’s High Potential Identification dashboard.

Get real-time insights into employees’ levels of ability, aspiration, and engagement, their type of leadership ability, as well as their motivational drivers. Never miss a hidden gem as newly nominated HIPOs and new joiners are analyzed and plotted in real time

Personalized Development

Proactively Reduce Flight Risk

Increase the likelihood of your HIPO program’s success through the design and management of the developmental journey for high potential employees.

Empower your HIPOs to fulfill their potential with instant access to tailored development reports and stretch assignments, improving talent retention and increasing engagement by 35%.

The Three Key Attributes of a High Potential Employee

SHL’s science and real-time HIPO insights significantly increase the chance of you finding employees who will achieve senior positions, be successful when they get there, and commit to your business. HIPOs identified by SHL are:


more likely to be effective in senior roles


more likely to achieve an executive position


as likely to stay, go the extra mile, and meet performance goals

Identify and Retain Your Future Leaders

Bringing people science, data, and analytics to high potential identification.