Talent Management in the NHS Managerial Workforce

Posted on Wednesday 6th June 2012

HSMC's Professor Martin Powell and Dr Joan Durose are part of the team that recently published a report on Talent Management in the NHS Managerial Workforce. In 2004 Talent Management was introduced into the NHS. Although Talent Management was already undertaken a more systematic approach may contribute to the three main leadership problems of the NHS: recruiting and retaining Chief Executives; a more diverse or inclusive leadership or an 'NHS of all the talents'; and benefits in terms of organisational performance, as organisations can achieve competitive advantage through people.

The aims of study were to :

  • Explore and document the Managing of Talent and Talent Management approaches that assisted a group of administrators and managers from 1970s to 2000s.
  • Provide an examination of the facilitators and barriers to talented individuals achieving their potential.
  • Evaluate the impact of different schemes on individuals.
  • Explore how valuaes, motivations and beliefs link with managerial careers and to examine how Talent Management links with organisational success.

Read the full report: National Institute for Health Research website