Microsoft: High Potential Development
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Microsoft: High Potential Development


The opportunity for ongoing learning and development is a commitment Microsoft makes to all employees. Microsoft invests more than $375 million annually in formal education programs directed at the employee, manager, and leader that are offered by the Corporate Learning and Development groups and other profession-specific learning groups throughout the company. In addition to the development offered to all employees, Microsoft invests in a smaller group of employees who have the potential for, and strong interest in, taking on more senior, critical roles as individual contributors or managers. These individuals are identified and considered for more focused career development, which may include participation in one of several professional development experiences known as high potential development programs.In identifying employees as high potential, it is important to appreciate that natural “gifts” are not sufficient. For an employee, reaching his full potential depends on a combi...
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