A High Performer is a person who, in and outside the organization, is recognized as being highly competent, professionally and managerially. A person who typically delivers more than expected. The person is often characterized as being motivated for the job and possessing professional pride, determination and integrity.
A simple definition of a High Performer is a person who delivers development and above average results for a longer period of time.
This could be the director, who always takes the lead and has the ability to motivate his functional managers to work together as a team, thus ensuring that great results are delivered. It could also be a design engineer who through, his or her professionalism, finds optimal design solutions that can save the company a number of expenses.
Nordic Headhunting has built up its processes so that they support the identification and evaluation of the High Performers.
On four key areas, a High Performer's "DNA" is identified and assessed (see fig. 1):
- Competence - technical, as well as managerial skills
Fig. 1: What is a High Performer