Home Depot: Developing Front-Line Leaders
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Home Depot: Developing Front-Line Leaders


Strong leaders are the foundation of success at The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer.  Employing over 350,000 associates across more than 2,100 stores, The Home Depot has a tremendous need for developing leaders at all levels-from department supervisor to vice president.  With an expanding global presence, a reference to Home Depot’s recent expansion into China, ongoing organizational growth, and the ever-changing competitive landscape, it has never been more critical for The Home Depot to invest in the success of its leaders, and in particular, the success of its front-line leaders.  Of The Home Depot’s more than 40,000 retail leaders in the field, nearly 30,000 of them are front-line department supervisors.  On average, 87% of new department supervisors are the result of internal promotions.  The ability of the stores to draw upon internal talent to meet leadership staffing needs underscores the significant emphasis the company has placed on drivin...
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