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Publication date: 1 October 2019

Amina Raza Malik and Parbudyal Singh

The purpose of this paper is to examine a process through which perceived talent identification affects employee burnout.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine a process through which perceived talent identification affects employee burnout.

Design/methodology/approach

Data for the study were collected from 242 employees using a cross-sectional survey design.

Findings

The findings supported the mediating role of work effort in the relationship between perceived talent identification and burnout. Furthermore, the results highlighted the moderating role of employee well-being attributions in the relationship between perceived talent identification and employee work effort. The moderated–mediated relationship for burnout was also supported.

Research limitations/implications

Using insights from conservation of resources and attribution theories, this study not only examined the direct relationship between perceived talent identification and feelings of burnout but also provided insights into why perceived talent identification leads to different employee outcomes.

Practical implications

Management should pay attention to the communication processes related to talent identification because employees’ interpretation of the underlying motives of this identification impacts their well-being (i.e. feelings of burnout).

Originality/value

This study examines employees’ attributions in the context of talent management and demonstrates that these interpretations play an important role in shaping their behaviours.

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Personnel Review, vol. 49 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 April 2022

Jonathan Peterson, Loubna Tahssain-Gay and Benraiss-Noailles Laila

This paper examines antecedents to perceived injustice in exclusive talent identification practices.

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Purpose

This paper examines antecedents to perceived injustice in exclusive talent identification practices.

Design/methodology/approach

31 in-depth interviews with individuals working in for-profit organizations in France were conducted and analyzed. Interviewees represented a variety of sectors such as transportation, aerospace, energy and telecommunications.

Findings

The use of exclusivity in talent identification influences perceived organizational justice through ambiguous advancement policies, support from hidden networks, lack of diversity in the talent identification process, frequent gender discrimination, and premature labeling of talent. These practices suggest breaches in procedural, distributive and interactional justice by allocating advantages to some employees over others. Exclusivity yielded frustration, jealousy and potential retaliatory behavior against those individuals deemed to be unfairly identified as talent.

Practical implications

The challenge of ensuring fair and equitable talent identification is a growing issue for organizations. For managers, it requires paying close attention to how some forms of exclusivity in talent identification may create unfair treatment of employees.

Originality/value

While organizational justice research focuses on the background and practices that promote justice, our research finds its originality in examining the sentiments of injustice that remain contextual, subjective and comparative.

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Employee Relations: The International Journal, vol. 44 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Article
Publication date: 10 June 2014

Mariela Natacha Golik and María Rita Blanco

– This paper aims to contribute to talent management literature by examining empirically the relationship between talent identification and development tools.

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to contribute to talent management literature by examining empirically the relationship between talent identification and development tools.

Design/methodology/approach

The study sample consisted of 112 Argentina-based companies. All participants completed an online survey containing a list of identification and development practices. Responses were analyzed with SPSS 19.

Findings

Results show that companies running more talent identification processes (performance management and potential identification) make use of a greater number of development tools. Significant differences were observed in the use of all development tools analyzed, with the exception of formal education and job rotation. Results indicate that the presence of a Development Department encourages the implementation of identification and development tools.

Practical implications

The study suggests that the better the quality of the information involved during the identification stage, the higher the contribution to development investment decisions. Companies should do well to rely on higher-quality diagnostic information to facilitate a better selection of development tools to fulfill specific objectives. The existence of a Development Department favors the implementation of a greater number of identification and development tools.

Originality/value

This paper adds to fill a perceived gap in the literature investigating, empirically, the relationship between talent identification processes and development tools.

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Management Research: The Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1536-5433

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Article
Publication date: 18 January 2021

Mariela Golik and Maria Rita Blanco

This empirical study aims to analyse the talent spotters' perception of their tendency to be homophilic in the talent identification process and their stance on it…

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Purpose

This empirical study aims to analyse the talent spotters' perception of their tendency to be homophilic in the talent identification process and their stance on it. Besides, this article examines the type of homophily and the homophily attributes involved.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on a qualitative design, 37 middle and senior line managers, working for two Argentine conglomerates in six Latin American countries, participated in the study. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews.

Findings

Homophily was perceived by most of talent spotters, who judged it as natural, while it was not perceived by a small group of the interviewees. In addition, among those who recognized its presence, another group advocated the homophilic advantages, while a final one admitted the presence of homophily and its negative implications. In addition, a variety of homophily attributes were identified; most of them within the value category. We posit that if homophily attributes are, at the same time, components of high potential models, homophily will constitute a functional bias to the talent identification process.

Originality/value

This is the first study that explores the talent spotters' perception of their homophily bias as well as the diversity of homophily attributes present in the talent identification process. This research highlights the relevance of the homophily attributes' analysis, taking into account its alignment to the potential model in order to improve the talent identification process.

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Personnel Review, vol. 51 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Article
Publication date: 4 January 2016

Karin A. King

An organisation’s management of talent is central to its opportunity to benefit from human capital (HC). Closer examination of the impact of strategic talent management…

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Purpose

An organisation’s management of talent is central to its opportunity to benefit from human capital (HC). Closer examination of the impact of strategic talent management (STM) on the psychological contract (PC) and employee organisation relationship of talented employees is imperative if STM is to achieve intended organisational performance outcomes. Conceptualising the talented-employee perception of exchange as the “talent deal” and experience of STM over time as the “talent journey”, an empirical research model is introduced. The paper aims to discuss these issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The model examines employee perceptions of STM, locating the employee response to STM within the wider SHRM-performance linkage.

Findings

The research model theorises the PC of talented employees is modified by talent identification and STM is experienced through a series of significant career events.

Research limitations/implications

Further developing theory within the emerging field of STM, the paper extends STM, SHRM and organisational behaviour literatures by considering the employee’s psychological response to STM. Empirical study considerations are presented.

Practical implications

The “talent deal” and “talent journey” illustrate the employee experience of STM, drawing management attention to the consequences of talent identification including potential risk of altered expectations.

Originality/value

Considering the employee centrally in STM, the model theorises the impact of STM on the talented employee’s PC and their relationship. Introducing the talent deal and talent journey provides a lens to examine the attitudes of talented employees relative to the broader workforce. The model frames future multi-level research of the association between the “Talent Deal” and performance outcomes.

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Employee Relations, vol. 38 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Article
Publication date: 7 May 2019

Rune Dall Jensen, Sissel Ravn and Mette Krogh Christensen

Education of the surgeon and development of surgical expertise have been debated for centuries. Today, research in surgical education applies terms and methods from other…

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Purpose

Education of the surgeon and development of surgical expertise have been debated for centuries. Today, research in surgical education applies terms and methods from other performance domains such as sport and music. However, there still seems to be a lack of consensus as to how talent may be brought into the discourse about surgical education. Especially, when it comes to identifying and developing trainees who in the future will perform better than the average surgeon.

Design/methodology/approach

This five-step scoping study aims to map existing literature about talent identification, talent development and development of expertise in the domains of surgery, sport and music in the period of 1985-2014.

Findings

A total of 242 studies, divided in the four domains of surgery (69 studies), sport (115 studies), music (34 studies) and cross-disciplinary studies (24 studies) published in the period 1985-2014 were included.

Originality/value

Informed by the performance domains of sports and music and their inclusion of a holistic, ecological approach to research, this study suggests that research in surgical education may benefit from broadening its view on talent by including psychosocial variables and environmental, demographic and structural influencers when considering how surgical talent may be identified and developed.

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European Journal of Training and Development, vol. 43 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-9012

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Publication date: 13 April 2015

Susana Almeida Lopes, Jorge Miguel Gonçalves Sarraguça, João Almeida Lopes and Maria Eduarda Duarte

The purpose of this paper is to propose a new approach to talent management that consists of averaging performance appraisal and assessment center ratings for in-depth…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a new approach to talent management that consists of averaging performance appraisal and assessment center ratings for in-depth identification of lawyers’ talents.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach’s adjustment was examined using a 61 senior-lawyer sample from a Portuguese law firm. Comparisons between assessment center and performance appraisal ratings were analyzed using paired-sample t-tests and a kernel density function, and predictive validity was assessed with Pearson correlations. Evidence of both a general performance factor and two additional factors was verified using principal component analysis. Varimax rotation was used to verify three broad factors with job profile’s three broad areas.

Findings

Results suggest support for the assessment center’s predictive validity. Its lower and more variable ratings overcome performance appraisal rating bias. Adjustment of the new approach to lawyers’ overall talent identification (the general factor) and each lawyer’s relative talents (three broad factors) was observed.

Research limitations/implications

This study contributes to the body of knowledge regarding the substantive existence of a general performance factor, and adds to empirical research concerning talent management, which is lacking. However, generalizability requires broader samples and replication.

Practical implications

The approach is a methodology that informs career management, high-flyers’ identification, talent mapping, development, succession planning, team composition, and diversity analysis. For lawyers, objective feedback allows benchmarking talent and managing one’s career.

Originality/value

This study pioneers empirical research that develops methods for identifying talent in law firms, vital for firm sustainability.

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International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, vol. 64 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0401

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Article
Publication date: 14 July 2022

Mariela Natacha Golik and Maria Rita Blanco

Talent identification is a critical process of any Global Talent Management system, and little is known about it in Latin American multinationals (multilatinas). This…

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Purpose

Talent identification is a critical process of any Global Talent Management system, and little is known about it in Latin American multinationals (multilatinas). This study aims to understand, through the perceptions of Corporate Global Talent Managers, the talent identification strategy in place, the factors involved and the sources of the tools for its implementation.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample is made up of 17 multilatinas (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Colombia). Semi- structured interviews were conducted with Corporate Global Talent Managers.

Findings

Results reveal that the standardisation strategy constitutes the main trend. This choice is explained by numerous factors such as the new corporate structures, the entry mode via mergers and acquisitions, the national/regional culture, geographical closeness and shared cultural affinity, organizational culture, host country management practices and level of integration between headquarters and subsidiaries. Most of the multilatinas do not rely on “best practices”; they prefer home-made tools instead. Several factors were identified. Conclusions and further research are presented.

Originality/value

This paper attempts to fill a perceived gap in the literature investigating, empirically, the talent identification strategy in multilatinas.

Propósito

La identificación del talento es un proceso crítico de todo sistema de Gestión del Talento Global, y poco se conoce sobre el mismo en las multinacionales de origen latinoamericano. Este estudio cualitativo tiene por objetivo comprender, a través de las percepciones de los directores globales de talento corporativo, la estrategia de identificación de talento adoptada, los factores involucrados en esas elecciones estratégicas y el origen de las herramientas utilizadas en su implementación.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

La muestra de este estudio está compuesta por 17 multilatinas de Argentina, Brasil, México, Chile y Colombia. Entrevistas cualitativas fueron realizadas con los responsables globales de gestión del talento.

Resultados

Los resultados muestran que la estrategia de estandarización en la identificación del talento constituye la tendencia principal. Esta elección estratégica puede explicarse por diversos factores: nuevas estructuras corporativas, modo de ingreso a través de fusiones y adquisiciones, cultura nacional/regional, cercanía geográfica y afinidad cultural, cultura organizacional, prácticas de gestión de los países de destino y grado de integración entre Casa Matriz y subsidiarias. La mayoría de las multilatinas privilegian las herramientas de diseño propio, en lugar de aquellas “mejores prácticas”. Numerosos factores han sido identificados. Se presentan conclusiones y futuras líneas de investigación.

Originalidad

Este es el primer estudio que examina la estrategia de identificación de talento en las multinacionales latinoamericanas y los factores involucrados, cerrando una brecha en la literatura.

Objetivo

A identificação de talentos é um processo crítico de todo sistema de gestao global de talentos, e pouco se sabe sobre isso em multinacionais de origem latinoamericana. Este estudo qualitativo tenta compreender, através das percepções dos diretores globais de talento corporativo, a estratégia de identificação de talentos adotada, os fatores envolvidos nessas escolhas estratégicas e a origem das ferramentas utilizadas na sua implementação.

Abordagem metodológica

A amostragem do estudo foi baseada em 17 multilatinas da Argentina, Brasil, México, Chile e Colômbia. Entrevistas qualitativas foram realizadas com gerentes globais de gestão de talentos.

Resultados

Os resultados mostram que a estratégia de padronização na identificação de talentos constitui a principal tendência. Essa escolha estratégica pode ser explicada por vários fatores: novas estruturas societárias, modo de entrada por meio de fusões e aquisições, cultura nacional/regional, proximidade geográfica e afinidade cultural, cultura organizacional, práticas de gestão dos países de destino e grau de integração entre Matriz e subsidiárias. A maioria das multilatinas privilegia as ferramentas de seu próprio design, em vez das “melhores práticas”. Diversos fatores foram identificados. São apresentadas as conclusões e futuras linhas de pesquisa.

Originalidade

Este é o primeiro estudo que examina a estratégia de identificação de talentos em multinacionais latinoamericanas e os fatores envolvidos, contribuindo a preencher uma lacuna na literatura

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Publication date: 30 May 2019

Angelos Pantouvakis and Maria Karakasnaki

In line with recent trends in the human resource management literature that address talented employees and their management, the purpose of this paper is to examine the…

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Purpose

In line with recent trends in the human resource management literature that address talented employees and their management, the purpose of this paper is to examine the associations between talent philosophies (innate/developable and exclusive/inclusive) and the way talent is identified and assessed in the context of service organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

A structured questionnaire was administered in shipping companies located in Greece and 125 questionnaires suitable for further use were collected. Moreover, the measurement instruments of the constructs under examination were adopted from relevant studies in the literature. Finally, the data were analysed through exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression analysis.

Findings

The findings showed that the different talent philosophies impact upon the way talent is managed (i.e. identified and assessed). Specifically it was found that managers who adopt mainly innate and exclusive talent philosophies tend to rely more on their first impressions in the identification of talent and to focus in a greater extent on their personal judgment rather than standardized procedures in talent assessment.

Originality/value

Despite the increased academic voices on exploring the concepts of talent and talent management in the context of business organisations, the field is still lacking empirical evidence. Therefore, this study contributes to the limited empirical studies on talent issues and provides evidence on the links between the dominant talent philosophies and the way talent is identified and assessed in organisations.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 51 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 29 April 2021

Joko Siswanto, Edi Cahyono, Joe Monang, Atya Nur Aisha and Dedi Mulyadi

This study aims to draw lessons on how talent identification becomes a critical factor in the field of talent management (TM).

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to draw lessons on how talent identification becomes a critical factor in the field of talent management (TM).

Design/methodology/approach

A simulation approach with three developed scenarios is used in the paper. The first utilised the standard deviation of skewed performance scores, the second applied the standard deviation of normalised data and the third practised a percentile approach. Concerning the normalisation process of employee performance data, the paper proposed a weighted function to address skewness.

Findings

The results indicate that the process of identifying talent using a nine-grid box is sensitive to changes in the classification criteria used, indicating a bias in identifying talent. In sum, using a standard deviation approach using transformation data is the most appropriate choice for use in performance data with a skewed distribution.

Practical implications

The Government of West Java Province, Indonesia, can use the simulation results to objectively identify excellent civil servants and develop an appropriate TM strategy. A similar process treatment can be implemented in other organisations that have skew distribution issues.

Originality/value

This paper introduces a weighted function approach to address practical problems in the unsymmetrical distribution of employee performance scores when identifying talent using a TM framework. It shows the application of a unique mathematical technique to solve issues found in the field of human resources management systems.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 40 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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