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Global Talent Management

Global Talent Management
An Integrated Approach

January 2019 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An international and cross-industry account of Global Talent Management, giving readers an overview of individuals as global talent, organisations as hubs for global talent, and the relationship of global talent with policy, society and economies.

By approaching this subject from a truly international perspective – with international case studies and practical insights from global employers - students are encouraged to think of themselves as ‘global talent’. This book aims to support students in developing the right skills, competencies and attributes needed to succeed in the highly competitive, and constantly evolving, global labour market.

Following on from the self-reflective section, the book then provides an overview of an organisation’s position in global talent development. With a discussion on current organisational approaches in the corporate and public sectors, and how organisations should position themselves in relation to attraction, development and retention of global talent.

The book also provides a critical insight into how global talent is affected by policy, society and the economy. Including an overview of contemporary challenges such as the global talent mismatch, demographic disruptions, and the interplay between global talent and economic competitiveness.

Essential reading for anyone studying Global Talent Management.

Part One
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Part Two
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Part Three
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11

For many major organisations, Global Talent Management (GTM) is still a set of buzzwords, like Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0.  Organisations know that they are increasingly being forced to attract and retain talent in a globalised labour market, but their human resources policies and practices remain firmly rooted in a national mind set.  Recruitment and selection procedures implicitly assume that applicants are home-based, requiring “post codes” and “equality monitoring data” that make no sense to international candidates.  HR departments struggle to organise interviews for remote candidates in different time zones.  Most damning, “onboarding” procedures routinely fail to recognise the challenges facing new employees who have moved across national borders and cultural and linguistic boundaries to take up their jobs.

This important new book brings GTM alive for a new generation of students and HR professionals, who will be building their careers in the new globalised world, rather than the set of nationally segmented labour markets that characterised their parents’ experience.  By drawing on perspectives from theory, practice and policy, Minocha and Hristov present GTM as a holistic approach to the recruitment, development and retention of talent in a borderless world.  This book represents the first serious attempt to mark out GTM as a distinct branch of management, rather than a sub-division of HR management.

Professor Nigel Healey
Fiji National University

This book is a highly accessible read that will appeal to both students and practitioners of business and management. The nature of work and talent in organisations is continually changing in our globally-connected and technology-based world. Sonal Minocha and Dean Hristov are both highly respected academics whose ideas are pushing the boundaries of our understanding of talent development. In this book, they have developed a number of global talent management constructs based on case evidence research that offer a valuable talent management toolkit.  

Professor John A. Spinks
The University of Hong Kong

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