Title: A systemic approach to talent management: managers' perceptions versus employees'

Authors: Ruta Daciulyte; Katazina Stankevich

Addresses: Faculty of Politics and Management, Institute of Management, Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities St. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania ' Faculty of Politics and Management, Institute of Management, Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities St. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania

Abstract: Talent management has been widely applied by the companies aiming to gain competitive advantage. Hence, the paper aims to reveal if systemic approach to talent management prevails. Grounded on theoretical considerations two studies were conducted. First, a sample comprised of the leaders and HR managers expressed the assumptions about talent management program. Second, a sample, comprised of employees, reported on the major aspects of talent management program. The analysis of qualitative and quantitative data let us reveal inconsistent approach towards talent management. The survey of leaders and HR managers revealed more positive attitude towards talent management than the survey of employees. The survey of employees discloses higher perceived importance and lower perceived effectiveness of prevailing talent management system. The main problems related with talent management system are linked to inefficient career planning, promotion and motivation of talented employees. The paper provides managers' insights into the systemic approach to talent management.

Keywords: talent management; human resource management; HRM; talent powered organisations; manager perceptions; employee perceptions; perceived importance; perceived effectiveness; career planning; promotion; motivation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2015.070337

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.223 - 236

Received: 17 Jul 2014
Accepted: 08 Oct 2014

Published online: 02 Jul 2015 *

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