The role of HRM in leadership development, talent retention, knowledge management, and employee engagement.
Du Plessis, Andries; Sukumaran, Sukesh
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Citation:Du Plessis, A. J., and Sukumaran, S. (2014). The role of HRM in leadership development, talent retention, knowledge management, and employee engagement. Paper presented at World Business and Economics Research Conference 24-25 February, Auckland, New Zealand.
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The purpose of this paper is to examine how the principles of leadership development, talent retention, knowledge management and employee engagement are determined to enhance survival during recovery after a recession within organisations. This paper critically reviews the literature pertaining to trends in leadership development and talent retention, with integration to knowledge management. Pragmatic insights into how organisations can enhance knowledge management through strategic and tactical implementation are offered. Key areas are identified that organisations need to implement to enhance knowledge management and people advantage. The integration of concepts with respect to employee engagement, involvement, challenges and opportunities for organisations in the recovery stage of the recession are highlighted. Practice based opportunities for organisations are discussed to enhance knowledge management by focussing on human and social capital; furthermore, an integration of leadership development initiatives across three countries, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Some recommendations are for HRM to take the lead in developing leaders