The role of HRM in leadership development, talent retention, knowledge management and employee engagement

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Du Plessis, Andries
Sukumaran, Sukesh
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2015-01
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leadership development
retention
knowledge management
employee motivation
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Du Plessis, A.J., & Sukumaran, S. (2015). The Role of HRM in Leadership Development, Talent Retention, Knowledge Management and Employee Engagement. World Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), pp.93-110.
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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. The significance of this paper is that key areas are identified that organisations need to implement to enhance knowledge management , people advantage, the integration of concepts with respect to employee engagement, involvement, challenges and opportunities for organisations in the recovery stage of the recession 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.
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World Business Institute
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