Talent Management Essay

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EJTD 36,1

Employability and talent management: challenges for HRD practices
Staffan Nilsson
Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and HELIX VINN Excellence Centre, ¨ Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linkoping University, ¨ Linkoping, Sweden, and

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Received 14 May 2011 Revised 15 August 2011 Accepted 16 September 2011

¨ Per-Erik Ellstrom
HELIX VINN Excellence Centre, ¨ Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linkoping University, ¨ Linkoping, Sweden
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of
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Practical implications – The illumination of different meanings of talent management and the substance of talent is crucial to the practical implication of central human resource development practices, such as training and development. Originality/value – The paper shows that clarification of the conceptual boundaries and the presentation of a typology that is relevant to the understanding of talent are central to the creation of valid talent management systems that aim to define and develop talent. Keywords Competences, Human resource development, Employability, Employees development, Talent, Talent management, Training and development Paper type Conceptual paper

European Journal of Training and Development Vol. 36 No. 1, 2012 pp. 26-45 q Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2046-9012 DOI 10.1108/03090591211192610

This paper is written within the framework of a research project that was funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS).

Introduction The world of work has undergone changes in both the nature of work and the emergence of new forms of work, which result from innovation, the development of new knowledge, increased competition, and other factors (Brown et al., 2003; Sennett, 2006). Today, work life is characterised by complexity, unpredictability, and insecurity. There has been a shift from a commodity-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, in which an

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