Investigating Talent Management Philosophies
Urbancová Hana, Vnoučková Lucie
Czech Republic, competencies, development, employee, organization, talent
This study, motivated by the recognition that organizational performance and success always
hinges on employee competencies and management’s skill in utilizing their potentials, focuses
on one of the key factors in organizational efficiency: the possibilities of development of talented
employees within Czech organizations. The data was collected via two quantitative studies.
The first study involved 100 organizations from every economic sector with a main focus
on the topic from the organization’s perspective. The second study explored the approach from
employees’ perspective. Our analysis shows that different talent management philosophies are
used in practice. Almost half of the sample use inclusive and stable philosophy, 11% inclusive
and developable philosophy and almost 10% exclusive and developable philosophy. Employees
are mostly developed in generally recommended areas without any consideration for the specific
individual’s characteristics or related opportunities. It is a stable approach. Limitations of this
study may be found in the focus on analysis outcomes - on practitioners in particular. The
present findings provide a basis for future hypotheses and research in this area.
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Urbancová H., Vnoučková L. (2015).
Investigating Talent Management Philosophies. Journal of Competitiveness, 7 (3), 3-18 http://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2015.03.01