What do we mean by the term "talent" in talent management?

Tansley, C., 2011. What do we mean by the term "talent" in talent management? Industrial and Commercial Training, 43 (5), pp. 266-274.

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to consider the ways the notion of “talent” has developed over many years, both historically and linguistically, in a number of European and non-European languages and in use in organisations, and its use in talent management. Design/methodology/approach – The information was gained from a literature review of key reports on talent management and a major review of ten organisations across sectors and by interviewing over 100 individuals involved in talent management programmes in the UK and abroad. Holden and Tansley also conducted a philological analysis of the word “talent” from both an historical and a linguistic-comparative perspective analysing publications by consultancies and articles in the management press considering both literal (denotative) definitions and metaphoric (connotative) associations of the term talent in English, noting contrasting usages of the word in other languages.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Industrial and Commercial Training
Creators: Tansley, C.
Publisher: Emerald
Date: 2011
Volume: 43
Number: 5
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1108/00197851111145853DOI
Rights: © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6194

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