A DIVERSITY APPROACH FOR MANAGING TALENT IN MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS

DUNG PAUL GADI, SILAS GONTUR, PRISCILLA K DAJUWE

Abstract


Globalization and demographic changes are posing new challenges for
firms that compete for superior human capital resources, and this 'war for talent' is especially fierce among Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
whose main asset is knowledge, like the service industry. As the demand for future leaders' increases, it is essential for such firms to ensure an efficient flow of diverse talent through the whole organization. Previous research has mainly treated diversity management and talent management separately, although the two concepts are interrelated. This paper aims to close this gap by exploring how global firms incorporate diversity into their talent management practices. By combining in-depth interviews and secondary data from three case companies, conclusions were drawn to the views and outcomes of diversity and through which practices the concept was integrated into the management of talents. Some interesting findings were that the main diversity focus was concentrated on gender issues and that global talent management was not highly prioritized in the participating case firms. With regards to talent management, the most highlighted strategy for achieving diversity was by focusing on attracting employees from different diverse groups.

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


International Journal of Management Science Research ISSN ISSN 2536 – 605X(Print)

Copyright: All rights reserved. No parts of this journal may be reproduced in any form; be it electronic, mechanic, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher.

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'ijmsr.net' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders…