Demystifying talent management : a critical approach to the realities of talent /
Billy Adamsen.
Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
xi, 149 p. ; 24 cm
1137508655 (hardback), 9781137508652 (hardback)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
1137508655 (hardback)
9781137508652 (hardback)
contents note
Introduction: How to Read and Understand This Book -- The Gospel of Matthew: The Saying about Talent and Talent Management -- Stories about Individuals from the Darkness -- The Need for Talent: The Origins of Talent Management in Business and Sports -- The Language of Talent -- It’s not about Talent itself — but about Detecting, Identifying and Selecting Talents? -- ‘Talent’ and ‘Talent Management’ as Accidental Designators or Empty Signifiers -- The Accidental Term ‘Talent’ in an Anthropological Semiotic Perspective -- The Denotation and Connotation of ‘Talent’ -- Final Thoughts: The Gospel of Matthew in Contemporary Talent Management -- IQC Management — the Future Term and Language for Talent Management -- Epilogue — Niels Bohr in Talent Management.
"In both business and sports, the recruitment and management of especially talented individuals has become central to obtaining competitive advantages and strengthening competitiveness, because only with them can results be produced, progress ensured and goals achieved. Notwithstanding the legitimate importance of talent management, it is noteworthy how ambiguous the term is and how difficult it is to define. Within talent management, it is often explained with the gospel of Matthew: someone who 'has more" has a talent, and therefore should be "given more". This is exactly what managers do when they identify and recruit a talent. Demystifying Talent Management questions this idea that anyone who has "more" has a talent, and demonstrates how the term "talent" has become an empty signifier, which no longer refers to anyone or anything in the actual world. The book explores whether talent exists at all, and what the consequences to talent managment would be if this were the case." -- Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-138) and index.

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