HiPos are the most valuable asset for the CEO in the organization. The CEO and the HR believe that these are the people whom the company can't lose. A HiPo is an individual who has the ability to do a future role better
For the CEO, HiPo is that percentage of the population in the organization who are the brightest, the most engaged and far-fetched from the highest value roles today, but they could man those roles. They have the capability to take the organization to the next level.
Vikram Choudhury is an HR journalist based in Delhi. He has worked for several reputed Indian and global HR publications, including People Matters. He has published research papers on talent acquisition, trends, learning, and leadership and talent strategy. He currently leads a research practice at Bersin by Deloitte.