The “Value” Perspective to Talent Management

A Revised Perspective

Authored by: Heba Makram

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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Almost two decades have passed since the topic of talent management (TM) first emerged in recognition of the importance of an organization's precious talent. Since then, TM has gained mainstream interest, first from practitioners and then from academics, and has become a topic of considerable debate (McDonnell, Collings, Mellahi, & Schuler, 2017). The emergence of TM is mainly attributed to McKinsey et al. and the great concern they expressed about the increasingly competitive landscape for the attraction and retention of talent, resulting in a “war for talent” (Chambers, Foulton, Handfield-Jones, Hankin, & Michaels Ill, 1998).

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