What Is Talent Management? The Perception from International Human Resources Management Students

Joao Leite Ribeiro and Delfina Gomes

Abstract Organisations are facing important challenges in what concerns human capital, and one of these challenges is talent management. Different reasons have contributed to highlight the importance of talent management, mainly due to the competition between employers at the local level but even more at the global level. The discourse within Human Resources Management (HRM) highlights the maximization of the talent of individual employees as a unique source of competitive advantage for organisations. The main objective of this chapter is to contribute to a better understanding of the meaning attributed to the concepts “talent” and “talent management”, from the point of view of students of the curricular unit International Human Resources Management. More specifically, the study conducted aims to understand how HRM may play a relevant role in attracting and retaining talents.

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