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Framing the usefulness of eHRM in talent management: A case study of talent identification in a professional services firm

Journal Article


Abstract


  • As talent management evolves from intuitive to evidence-based decision-making, the role of electronic Human Resource Management (eHRM) to gather, distribute, and analyze data becomes more critical. However, surprisingly few academic studies investigate the role of technology in talent management. Drawing on a qualitative case study of talent management in a large professional services firm, this paper critically examines how eHRM information technologies are framed as useful within talent identification discourses. The findings reveal two distinct but interrelated sets of processes employed to identify talent and suggest that the perceived usefulness and centrality of eHRM are influenced by how stakeholders shape their understanding of effective talent management.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Wiblen, S. (2016). Framing the usefulness of eHRM in talent management: A case study of talent identification in a professional services firm. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 33 (2), 95-107.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84963813065

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/938

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 107

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • As talent management evolves from intuitive to evidence-based decision-making, the role of electronic Human Resource Management (eHRM) to gather, distribute, and analyze data becomes more critical. However, surprisingly few academic studies investigate the role of technology in talent management. Drawing on a qualitative case study of talent management in a large professional services firm, this paper critically examines how eHRM information technologies are framed as useful within talent identification discourses. The findings reveal two distinct but interrelated sets of processes employed to identify talent and suggest that the perceived usefulness and centrality of eHRM are influenced by how stakeholders shape their understanding of effective talent management.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Wiblen, S. (2016). Framing the usefulness of eHRM in talent management: A case study of talent identification in a professional services firm. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 33 (2), 95-107.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84963813065

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/938

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 107

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 2