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Potential Assessment
For an employee to move from one passage to another, both, performance and potential needs to be sceintifically evaluated. Any tips on evaluating the Potential ?

I have implemented this model within a large manufacturing plant - using psychometric assessments for determining learning potential and combining it with employees' Performance Management profile, together with other demographic data into a Matrix. This matrix is an excellent practical tool for leadership to understand their talent pool across the organisation and to identify high-risk areas. I am presently conducting a longitudinal research, over a period of three years, on the validity of this model - learning potential is used as the constant and performance ratings over three years are the moderating variables. I would like to discuss this research with other social scientists.

Learning Potential
Sounds interesting. What type of specific psychometric assessments are used? Who generally administers the questionnaire?

Learning Potential: TST Test
Sundara Rajan
There is a tool called "Test for Selection and Training - TST" which measures the "Trainability" or "Learning Potential" of a working age employee fairly closely. This "Learning Potential" combined with the behavioral fit with the job ahead and emotional intelligence of the person, gives a strong basis for investing further in the development of a person.

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Other moderating variables may include the nature of role and whether the subject has remained in the same role. Also, any self awareness processes, leadership development initiatives, skills development etc. can impact on the longitudinal research. My need is to find out if there is an instrument which measures pipeline constructs?

Assessing Potential
L van der Merwe, Member
A tool aligned 100% to leadership pipeline is the Career Path Appreciation. It measures current and future potential. There is a company (engageleadership.biz) that uses development center methodology to measure actual leadership competence per pipeline level.


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