HR professionals and talent management: Navigating the dynamic macro context

Elaine Farndale, Vlad Vaiman

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This chapter presents a holistic view of dynamic external macro environments and their impact on internal organizational strategies. It suggests how events, and particularly major crises at the global or national level, affect organizational responses. Specifically, the authors submit that organizations adapt their strategy in line with the pressures they face from the external environment. Consequently, the day-to-day operations inside the organization change, and managers find themselves faced with new challenges in terms of how they manage their talent. By exploring critical roles that human resource (HR) professionals can play in talent management, the authors delineate several ways in which the HR department can help organizations to react to these external pressures, supporting managers in ensuring that employee behavior and values are aligned with the new organizational strategy. The objective of this chapter is not only to reflect on the HR professionals and their role in helping to manage organizational talent, as their organizations navigate the dynamic macro context, but also to stimulate further research in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTalent Management
Subtitle of host publicationA Decade of Developments
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781801178341
ISBN (Print)9781801178358
StatePublished - Sep 19 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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