The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as firm ownership, talent management, engagement and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management; PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; and PART 03: Contemporary Issues.

Talent Management: Disentangling Key Ideas
Talent management: disentangling key ideas
Eva Gallardo-Gallardo Marian Thunnissen
Introduction

There is little doubt about the fact that talent management (TM) is a hot topic. One only needs to take a look at the headlines of journals, magazines, and business reports, not to mention the title and keywords on academic papers and books, to see how often this term is all around us. In fact, at the time of this writing, a search of the term talent management returns: 17,500,000 and 1,610,000 hits on Google and Google Scholar, respectively, and over 3,000 books on Amazon.com. Likewise, on social networking sites there is an intense debate on the talent challenges organizations are confronted with. ...

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