Talent Management and Workforce Differentiation

Authored by: Michael Koch , Elise Marescaux

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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During the last decades, employment relationships have undergone substantial changes. For instance, market influences have led to a decline in average worker tenure, increased restructuring through layoffs and growing use of contingent workers, outsourcing, and variable incentive pay (Bidwell, Briscoe, Fernandez-Mateo, & Sterling, 2013; Dencker & Fang, 2016). This development, in turn, is associated with an increased inequality in the distribution of rewards, which are more and more based on the ability and performance of individuals and their contribution to firm success (ibid).

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