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Olga Dymarskaya1
  • 1 Institute of Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences, 5, 24/35, Krzhyzhanovskogo Str, Moscow, Russia 117218

The subject of talent management as seen by Russian organizations

2014. Vol. 4. No. 2. P. 6–28 [issue contents]
The importance of the so-called “war for talent” which started in the mid-1990s as a response to postindustrial development and increasing the role of human capital are demonstrated. The concepts of“giftedness” and “talent” are revealed in two paradigms – the psychological and management. Ambiguous interpretation of the concept of talent is regarded as one of difficulties of implementation the talent management technology in the Russian organizations. The representations of the talent from the perspective of stakeholders were analyzed on the materials of expert interviews (N = 44) which represented the following types of organizations: government affiliated organizations (N = 7), business (N = 20), education andscience (N = 10) and researchers of giftedness and talent (N = 7). The data allowed to share talent characteristics(n = 95) firstly in two categories – psychological (n = 48) and social aspects (n = 47). Each of themhas been divided to four headings: innate abilities (n = 9), creative approach (n = 9), communication and leadership (n = 7), motivation and activity (N = 23) in the first category and the eligibility, selection (n = 5), scope (n = 15), the potential (n = 14) and achievements (n = 13) in the second. Obtained talent profiles differ as follows. Government affiliated organizations pay attention primarily on the scope of talent (as faras it has priority at the moment) and its communication quality. The most important points for business organizations are motivation and activity, which should lead to the desired results and products for the company. Representatives of education and science see talent in self-realization in the achievements based on creative abilities. Experts in each of these categories often crafted those characteristics of talent that are more meaningful in terms of their tactic with young talents.

Citation: Dymarskaya O. (2014). Ob"ekt upravleniya talantami v rossiyskikhorganizatsiyakh: sravnitel'nyy analiz predstavleniy zainteresovannykh storon [The subject of talent management as seen by Russian organizations]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 4, no 2, pp. 6-28 (in Russian)
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