Title: Developing and managing young talent: framework of talent management strategies for Gen Y

Authors: Poonam Jindal; Mohsin Shaikh

Addresses: Pune University and Assistant Professor HRM and OB, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India ' Department of Management Studies, SKN College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: With talent management (TM) becoming an area of growing concern in the literature, the purpose of this paper is to investigate TM strategies for Gen Y which has specific traits, needs and expectations and it is vital for those organisations who understand to attract and retain them. The paper is based on an extensive analysis of existing literature and identifies the unique features of Gen Y employees to develop strategies to manage them for better results at workplace. It is found that just an innovative thought process and empathetic understanding shall help organisations manage better. The paper further elaborates on TM strategies of Gen Y through consolidated framework that contributes to the existing literature.

Keywords: engagement; Gen Y; millennial; motivation; personality characteristics; self-assured; strategies; talent management; talent retention; tech savvy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2017.087795

International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 2017 Vol.4 No.3, pp.171 - 185

Received: 02 Apr 2016
Accepted: 27 Jan 2017

Published online: 02 Nov 2017 *

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