Talent management: For What, How and How Well?

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain what happens in practice in TM, in order to contribute to the building of a broader and more balanced theoretical framework for TM in which the impact of the organizational context and its interrelated actors are taken into account. Design/methodology/approach – The empirical data were collected in an explorative, longitudinal study on TM policies and practices in five Dutch university departments. Findings – The two crucial actors in TM – the organization and the talented employee – have a different perception of the intended and actual value of TM. The organization is capable of shaping and implementing a TM system that meets its needs, so from an organizational perspective TM is effective. Since the needs of the talented employees are insufficiently addressed in the intended and actual TM practices, TM has less value for them. Various influence factors at the institutional, organizational and individual level are identified. Research limita...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmployee Relations
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameEmployee Relations


  • Balanced approach
  • Employee well-being
  • Human resource management
  • Public sector organizations
  • Talent
  • Talent management


Dive into the research topics of 'Talent management: For What, How and How Well?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this