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  • 1.  Inclusive talent management course materials?

    Posted 12-21-2021 15:30
    Hi, colleagues.

    This spring, I'm teaching a new course (for me) in talent management.  I'd like for the course to focus on talent management for equity and inclusion, a more critical approach to talent management.  Do you have any suggestions for texts, articles, or other teaching tools?  I'd greatly appreciate your suggestions!


    Holly Slay Ferraro

    Holly Ferraro
    Associate Professor
    Villanova University
    Villanova PA

  • 2.  RE: Inclusive talent management course materials?

    Posted 12-23-2021 06:29

    Dear Holly,


    What a great approach to teaching talent management! Very timely and needed!


    My colleagues and I published several papers and produced other materials highlighting the obstacles refugees face in finding meaningful employment. The materials include a short video:


    A podcast:


    A guide for employers (we are just finalizing a global version of the guide):


    And a few articles:

    Lee, E. S., Szkudlarek, B., Nguyen, D. C., & Nardon, L. (2020). Unveiling the Canvas Ceiling: A multidisciplinary literature review of refugee employment and workforce integration. International Journal of Management Reviews22(2), 193-216.

    Szkudlarek, B., Nardon, L., & Toh, S. M. (2021). A temporal perspective on refugee employment–Advancing HRM theory and practice. Human Resource Management Journal.


    Perhaps these could be of interest.

    All the very best with your exciting course!


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  • 3.  RE: Inclusive talent management course materials?

    Posted 12-23-2021 10:58
    Thank you, Bettina.  I appreciate this information and for a perspective that I had not considered at all.  All of the suggestions have energized my course prep!

  • 4.  RE: Inclusive talent management course materials?

    Posted 12-23-2021 08:38

    Dear Holly,

    I think a critical approach to talent management is interesting and necessary. See, for example, a recent critical review of the literature on talent management (Kwon & Jang, 2021).

    Furthermore, I would place talent management in the broader context of HR differentiation taking into account 3 levels of analysis (intended, actual, perceived) (Marescaux et al., 2021) and different dimensions (Piasecki, 2020).

    Best regards,



    Kwon, K., & Jang, S. (2021). There is no good war for talent: A critical review of the literature on talent management. Employee Relations: The International Journal, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). https://doi.org/10.1108/ER-08-2020-0374

    Marescaux, E., De Winne, S., & Brebels, L. (2021). Putting the Pieces Together: A Review of HR Differentiation Literature and a Multilevel Model. Journal of Management, 47(6), 1564–1595. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206320987286

    Piasecki, P. (2020). Dimensions of HR differentiation: The effect on job satisfaction, affective commitment and turnover intentions. Baltic Journal of Management, 15(1), 21–41. https://doi.org/10.1108/BJM-05-2019-0178

    Przemyslaw Piasecki
    Assistant Professor
    Poznan University of Economics and Business

  • 5.  RE: Inclusive talent management course materials?

    Posted 12-23-2021 10:26
    Thank you so much for these suggestions. I’m excited to read them and incorporate them into my thinking!



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