How to Establish Talented Employees in Slovak Companies

  • Milota Vetráková Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Tajovského 10, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Ivana Šimočková Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Tajovského 10, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Jaroslav Kubaľa Hotel Fis, Jasná, Demänovská dolina 330, 03101 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
  • Andrej Malachovský Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Tajovského 10, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Abstract

In this paper, we examine HRM processes and procedures in Slovak companies and their impact on the development and retention of talented individuals. The paper presents expert opinions on talented employees and talent management with the emphasis on talent pools. These are compared from several points of views and critical evaluating judgements are adopted. We find that talented employees, in comparison to other employees, tend to consider a better job offer from another company as a reason to change their employer. Moreover, they understand the feeling of recognition and being valued as an important stabilizer. These axioms are linked together with various managers' opinions on how to attract and retain employees with required potential and performance. The theoretical basis is supported by a survey undertaken in 2017 in 381 Slovak companies which were selected on the basis of their international scope and long-term performance. The survey respondents were human resources managers and/or personnel responsible for HRM. The Delphi method was used to question experts about the importance of supporting talented employees in enterprises.

Keywords: establishing employment, human resources management, talent management, talent pool, turnover
Published online
2019-11-29
How to Cite
Vetráková, M., Šimočková, I., Kubaľa, J. and Malachovský, A. (FIRST) “How to Establish Talented Employees in Slovak Companies”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.13269.
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