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The role of talent management and employee psychological contract on employer branding: a pragmatic conceptual model

Madduma Hewage Ruchira Sandeepanie (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)
Prasadini Gamage (Department of Human Resource Management, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
Gamage Dinoka Nimali Perera (Department of Human Resource Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)
Thuduwage Lasanthika Sajeewani (Department of Human Resource Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)

Management Research Review

ISSN: 2040-8269

Article publication date: 29 March 2022

Issue publication date: 25 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the article is to investigate the role of talent management and employee psychological contract on employer branding and to develop a pragmatic conceptual model while identifying gaps between core concepts.

Design/methodology/approach

The archival method was adopted along with systematic review based on Khan et al.’s (2003) five steps of systematic literature review. The systematic review has enclosed published research articles between 1960 and 2022 in fields of human resource management (HRM), brand management and psychology. In total, 260 Articles were initially scrutinized, and 230 were systematically reviewed finally to explore core concepts, identify gaps and model development.

Findings

This study explored five gaps among key concepts based on systematic review and linked theories, namely, social exchange theory and signaling theory. A conceptual model has been developed to explore the impact of talent management on employer branding with mediating and moderating role of employee psychological contract.

Research limitations/implications

This study is limited to conceptual model development; nevertheless, there is enormous scope for empirically testing the model related to various global contexts in future studies.

Originality/value

The developed conceptual model is a vibrant contribution for future investigations of impact of talent management on employer branding with mediating and moderating role of employee psychological contract in diverse global contexts in wining “war for talent.” This study endows a momentous input to whole frame of HRM knowledge because it discourses significant knowledge gaps amongst relationships and effects of identified variables, which has not been formerly revealed.

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Citation

Sandeepanie, M.H.R., Gamage, P., Perera, G.D.N. and Sajeewani, T.L. (2023), "The role of talent management and employee psychological contract on employer branding: a pragmatic conceptual model", Management Research Review, Vol. 46 No. 2, pp. 196-222. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-02-2021-0136

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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