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How to keep up with the war for talent?: A comparative study between talent management in Company X and literature suggestions for identification of talent
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Datum: 2009-06-30

Författare: Rönnlund Josefin

Nivå/utbildning: Master Thesis, Management

Handledare: Owe R. Hedström

Titel: How to keep with the War for talent? A comparative study between talent management in Company X and literature suggestions for identification of talent

Problem: The need for talent management and a company's assets in form of Human Capital creates the demand of consultant firms and their services. The problem for companies today is to keep their up with the war for talented workers, and the way leadership talent is managed in the company is crucial for gaining competitive advantage. The research problem in my study is to identify how companies can manage talent within their organization successfully and by doing a research within a specific company, compare findings in their different organizational levels.

Syfte: To investigate talent management processes in one company known for their success in the area of talent management and compare different views on talent management that might exist in different levels. My paper aims to value their talent management processes, and if there are gaps that could be filled and methods that could be developed.

Metod: Qualitative method through six interviews and by doing a comparison between empirical findings and theory

Resultat/slutsatser: talent management processes are very well developed in this business line in Company X, and in some areas they are even better than what literature suggests. They need to keep encouraging their personnel to take challenges and rotate. They also need to have a clear understanding of the roles in the organization, the responsibility of top recruitment and development. The areas that are in need of further development are leadership development, learning and training. Even if they have grasped the importance of these factors, they have some difficulties implementing right methods for reaching their targets. The company should encourage their employees to take challenges to be able to discover who can learn the most from them.

Sökord: talent management, key personnel, high flyers, top performers, human resource and human capital management, identification of potential, talent development and high performers.

Omfång, sidor: 82

Antal ref/källor: 43

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Talent Management, key personnel, high flyers, top performers, human resource and human capital management, identification of potential, talent development and high performers.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23999OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-23999DiVA: diva2:225971
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512 K, Umeå School of Business, Umeå University, SE- 901 87 UMEÅ, USBE (English)
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Available from: 2009-07-27 Created: 2009-06-30 Last updated: 2009-07-27Bibliographically approved

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