Talent status awareness: An alternative perspective

Violetta Khoreva, Vlad Vaiman, Edyta Kostanek

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Abstract

In order to contribute to the theoretical understanding of talent management and its components, this article offers an alternative perspective on talent status awareness and focuses on the negative side of informing the selected employees of their talent status. In line with expectancy, social exchange and equity theories, we propose that even though reactions of talent pool members towards talent recognition tend to be positive, negative reactions of those employees who are aware of their status but whose expectations are not met, as well as negative reactions of those employees who are not recognized as talents may outweigh positive reactions. By examining the critical side of talent status awareness, this article adds value to the existing work in talent management, promotes a dialogue, and encourages new directions in theoretical and empirical research. An increased understanding of ‘the dark side’ of talent status awareness may help organizational decision makers when formulating strategic talent management programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
VolumeJanuary 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventAcademy of Management 76th Annual Conference - Anaheim, California, Anaheim, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20169 Aug 2016

Conference

ConferenceAcademy of Management 76th Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period5/08/169/08/16

Keywords

  • strategic human resource management
  • talent management
  • workforce differentiation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Talent status awareness: An alternative perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Khoreva, V., Vaiman, V., & Kostanek, E. (2016). Talent status awareness: An alternative perspective. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. January 2016). [11380] Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.11380abstract