A 2010 survey by the Corporate Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board asked 880 high-potential employees if they were planning to leave their jobs in the next 12 months.

More than 25 percent said they had plans to leave! (This was 2.5 times more than a survey five years prior).

Many indicated current experiences are not providing development opportunities (64 percent). The survey assessed levels of “passion” and discretionary effort to measure engagement, which declined 30 percent in just one year from the 2009 survey.

What are you doing to provide mastery opportunities for your best employees? When the economy is in full swing (and perhaps before) these highly valuable and highly employable key people will have no problem finding another job that better meets their professional and personal needs.

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The Care and Feeding of High-Potential Employees

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