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Conditions for developing a successful Talent Management Strategy


  • Mickaël Naulleau

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The literature on Talent Management (TM) presupposes an exclusive alignment of TM with the organization's strategy, and the ability of any organization to engage a TM strategy. This article examines these principles by exploring the organizational contingency factors involved in the process of creation / development of TM strategy. We carried out a one-year Action-Research with the business leaders of a French medium-sized company (3 000 employees). We propose a complementary analytical framework to the decision model of Talentship which is focused on a prerequisite diagnosis on organizational capacities in TM strategy implementation.

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  • Mickaël Naulleau, 2015. "Conditions for developing a successful Talent Management Strategy," Post-Print hal-01221228, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01221228
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    Strategy; Talentship; Action Research; Talent Management;

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