Talent management

Published on January 23, 2012 Reviewed on November 28, 2019   56 min

Other Talks in the Series: Human Resource Management

Hi, my name is David Collins and I work at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and my talk today is around a topic of talent management. I'm sure many of you have come across the term talent management before. It's certainly something that we read a lot about in the business press. It's something that occupies a lot of managers' time, yet it's something that we don't have a very complete understanding of what it is, and how it matters to organizations. So hopefully over the course of the next 40, 50 minutes or so, we'll unpack some of the mystery around talent management, and think about what talent management is, and how it matters to organizations.
There are two key themes which will form the basis of today's presentation and provide a structure for us. The first one is to unpack a little bit exactly what we mean by the term strategic talent management. So what is it? Secondly, why does it matter to organizations? How is it different to human resource management? Are there other types of people management that have gone before? I think that's quite an important questions to think about. The second part of the presentation focuses on the challenges of managing star employees. So unpacking the extent to which simply hiring great talent is a route to performance, and thinking about some of the challenges that star employees bring to organizations, and some of the challenges that are focused on managing those star employees in talent management systems creates for other employees in the organization.