The ethics of talent management

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Abstract

Organisational approaches to talent management are often concerned with the ways that a small proportion of relatively high-performing employees are identified and managed in relation to the majority. Despite a growing literature on talent management, no papers have provided any guidance on how to evaluate it from an ethical standpoint. After considering what is meant by talent, this paper considers the ethical issues that arise from the operation of talent management programmes. These considerations are then used to create a framework that has the potential to influence the practical design of talent programmes and which may focus further debate into the ethics of talent management.

LanguageEnglish
Pages32-46
Number of pages15
JournalBusiness Ethics
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Swailes, Stephen. / The ethics of talent management. In: Business Ethics. 2013 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 32-46.
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