4Talent identification

Understanding how organisations could, should and do identify talent

Introduction

To manage talent effectively, organisations must first identify the talent (Hartmann, Feisel & Schober, 2010) and decide which individuals will receive the additional focus of talent management policies and practices. Furthermore, determining which individuals, or groups of individuals, have specific characteristics (Jooss, Burbach & Ruël, 2019a; Tansley & Tietze, 2013), and consequently a higher value occurs via a specific talent management practice – talent identification. Organisations benefit from engaging in activities which extract value from talent subjects because, as Mellahi and Collings rightful note, the “availability of talent ...

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