The question which most HR team members keep mulling over as most of their Business leaders would surely be reaching out to them for answers to this question !
This week this question did come during some of my interaction as a retainer providing HR stuff to IT SME firms. I've been loving this role of mine for the past 8 months - The experience itself is topic for another blog :-)
Thankfully for me, there was no googling required this time. My online / Virtual network of Senior HR professionals have written about a connected topic this week itself. The first post I chanced upon was by a former Colleague who lead the Psychometric Assessments thought process. Here is the www.linkedin.com post
I had commented on this post as well. Later in the day, while catching up on by Blog subscriptions, another online pal whom I met IRL at this year's shrm Annual (shrm15) in Vegas has posed a similar question - Here is Kris Dunn's post from his blog - the HR Capitalist
Quoting Kris's Solution below:
But the reality is we have a production problem. We don't know how to produce managers of people. With that in mind, if we wanted to fix the problem, I think the solution would look something like this: