Human Resources Management Challenges In Managing Talents

Discussion: Challenges in Managing Talent

Today’s workplace is a dramatically changed and still evolving world with all the accompanying challenges leaving many organizations struggling to create an employee experience that appeals to individuals with diverse needs, preferences, and assumptions while still meeting organizational demands. Organizations and their stakeholders are having to address a series of upending changes which impact nearly every facet of the organization, including talent disruptions such as layoffs, mergers, and turnover. Not only attracting but retaining employees at all levels to meet the ongoing needs of an organization is becoming an even larger challenge. When organizations lose sight of the real opportunity that actual talent management creates, i.e., strategic and deliberate strategies and actions to attract, select, train, develop, retain, and develop and promote employees throughout the organization, organizations are at risk.

Using the Learning Resources for this week, analyze some of the challenges that are discussed and then discuss each of the key points bulleted below, being sure to support your response with specific references found in this week’s Learning Resources:

  • What difficulties might an organization face when it attempts to make changes to its talent management function?
  • What implications might change have for measuring the effectiveness of the talent management function?
  • Based on these difficulties, discuss specifically which might cause someone to leave an organization without having found another job?
  • APA Format.

By Day 3

Post a response that answers the above. APA Format.


– Galagan, P. (2007). Trend watch. T+D, 61(2), 1. Retrieved from the Walden library databases.

This article discusses perspectives on the growing trend among business enterprises to outsource many administrative human resources functions; such as, payroll and benefits administration. Organizations are shying away from outsourcing strategic functions that affect strategy-talent management, employee engagement, and training.

– Gordon, E. E. (2010). Talent challenge: Renewing the vision. T+D, 64(6), 42-47. Retrieved from the Walden library databases.

This article explores the roles professionals might fill in workplace learning and development today and over the next decade, to mitigate the current jobs skill crisis scenario. It also discusses the economic conditions that have shouldered much of the blame for the job market’s woes and the major problems with the quality of the U.S. and global workforces.

– Oshima, M., Kao, T., & Tower, J. (2005). Achieving post-outsourcing success. Human Resource Planning, 28(2), 7-11.

The article focuses on the new HR functions in the post-outsourcing world. It also identifies the need to understand that outsourcing success means having the courage to transform the makeup, organizational design, and strategic priorities of HR.