The History of Talent Management

Authored by: Paul Sparrow

The Routledge Companion to Talent Management

Print publication date:  August  2021
Online publication date:  August  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138202146
eBook ISBN: 9781315474687
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This chapter shows how the language of “talent management” (TM), and the ways in which this language has subsequently been used to imply what should be involved in the field, has evolved over time. The label TM has brought with it many “fuzzy concepts”, many implicit notions and assumptions, and indeed some overt ideologies. However, language is important, for it can be used to allow those who take us through the history of TM interested in a topic to “gain entry” to associated ideas, thereby changing their own practice and mindset.

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