MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Six Principles of Effective Global Talent Management

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  • Elaine Farndale, Günter K. Stahl, Ingmar Björkman,, Jaap Paauwe, Jonathan Trevor, Patrick Wright, Philip Stiles, Shad S. Morris,
  • MIT Sloan Management Review
  • 2021

Following talent management best practices can only take you so far. Top-performing companies subscribe to a set of principles that are consistent with their strategy and culture.

One of the biggest challenges facing companies all over the world is building and sustaining a strong talent pipeline. Not only do businesses need to adjust to shifting demographics and work force preferences, but they must also build new capabilities and revitalize their organizations — all while investing in new technologies, globalizing their operations and contending with new competitors. What do companies operating in numerous markets need to do to attract and develop the very best employees so they can be competitive globally? To learn how leading multinational companies are facing up to the talent test, we examined both qualitative and quantitative data at leading companies from a wide range of industries all over the world.

About the Author

Günter K. Stahl is a professor of international management at WU Vienna and adjunct professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD. Ingmar Björkman is a professor at Aalto University School of Economics and Hanken School of Economics in Finland. Elaine Farndale is an assistant professor of labor studies and employment relations at Pennsylvania State University and an assistant professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Shad S. Morris is an assistant professor of management and human resources at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. Jaap Paauwe is a professor of human resources at Tilburg University and Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Philip Stiles is a senior lecturer at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Jonathan Trevor is a lecturer in human resources and organizations at the University of Cambridge. Patrick Wright is the William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic HR at Cornell University.

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