What Makes High-Performing and HiPo Employees?

Defining High Potential Vs. High-Performing Employees

  • Clarity: High performers know what they want and can work with others to get it. They have strong values and a sense of purpose that helps them reach their goals.
  • Energy: Top talent are constantly motivated to improve themselves, and others feed off their energy. Due to their high levels of focus and discipline, they can create and sustain that energy.
  • Courage: Taking risks is a natural part of their rhythms, and they’re not afraid of facing difficult challenges. High performers are more likely to speak up and take action.
  • Productivity: Clarity, energy, and courage enable higher output. High performers produce more work in the same amount of time as other employees.
  • Influence: High performers can talk to other people in a way that makes people like them, leading to better networking skills. Their attentiveness to others draws respect and admiration from their colleagues.

The Benefits Of High Potential And High-Performing Employees

Maximizing, Motivating, And Retaining High Performers And HiPos

Recognize Top Talent

Support Growth Initiatives

Prioritize Meeting Goals Over Micromanaging



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Meredith Wholley

Meredith Wholley


As a Digital Marketing and Events Manager for ClearCompany, Meredith coordinates best-practice content and brand-awareness events with HR practitioners.