Talent Management. En studie av det praktiska arbetet med Talent Management i fem företag
Globalization and demographic changes are forcing today’s companies to be more competitive in order to reach success. The increasing competition is proving a challenge for companies to recruit and retain competent, talented staff. To meet these challenges, Talent Management was developed during the 1990s and supplies a new and innovative way to deal with personnel management. Due to Talent Management being a relatively new theory, there is at present no generally accepted definition of the theory. This creates difficulties when turning the theory in to practice. The object of this thesis is to examine if and how Talent Management is used in practice and the thesis also aims to present a definition of Talent Management based on our findings. The empirical data is based on five in-depth interviews with Göteborgs stad, IKEA Kalmar, Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks and WSP. The structure of the thesis is based on three main themes concerning Talent Management; 1. Awareness and definition: The thesis aims to find if the interviewed companies are familiar with the concept of Talent Management and also how they would define it. 2. Usage and Practice: The thesis also aims to find out if the companies are using Talent Management, and if so, how do the use it. 3. Aim and objective: The study examines why companies choose to work with Talent Management and what goals they aim to achieve by doing so. The conclusion is that three out of five studied companies practices Talent Management. When working with Talent Management all three companies using the concept includes five keywords in the process; development, motivation, succession, focuses on a small group and key positions. These keywords are used as a base for the thesis definition of Talent Management, which is: 3 The process of working with Talent Management includes a small group of individuals which must be motivated and developed to insure the company’s present and future succession of key positions.
Management & Organisation