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    Exploring the Relationship Between Exclusive Talent Management, Perceived Organizational Justice and Employee Engagement: Bridging the Literature

    O'Connor, Edward and Crowley-Henry, Marian (2019) Exploring the Relationship Between Exclusive Talent Management, Perceived Organizational Justice and Employee Engagement: Bridging the Literature. Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 0167-4544

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    This conceptual paper explores the relationship between an organization’s exclusive talent management (TM) practices, employees’ perceptions of the fairness of exclusive TM practices, and the corresponding impact on employee engagement. We propose that in organizations pursuing exclusive TM programs, employee perceptions of organizational justice of the exclusive TM practices may affect their employee engagement, which may influence both organizational and employee outcomes. Building on extant research, we present a conceptual framework depicting the relationship between exclusive TM practices, organizational justice and employee engagement, with social exchange theory and equity theory as the frame- work’s foundation. The propositions in the framework are each supported by the respective literature. The perceived organizational justice and potential ramifications of exclusive TM practices for employees who are not inclu- ded in corporate talent pools is an under-researched topic. The paper considers the perspectives of employees not included in corporate talent pools and explores how exclusive TM practices, as inputs, could lead to negative employee engagement outputs. In unpacking how exclu- sive TM practices could impact on employee engagement, the implications for organizations are underlined. The ethics and perceived fairness of exclusive TM practices, which have the potential to marginalize employees and lead to their disengagement, are considered.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Talent management; Employee engagement; Organizational justice; Distributive justice; Procedural justice; Interactional justice; Social exchange theory; Equity theory; Human resource management; Ethics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 8933
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    Depositing User: Dr. Marian Crowley-Henry
    Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 10:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Business Ethics
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Research Council (IRC)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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