Locate, Read and Review Tansley, C. and Tietze, S. (2013) ‘Rites of Passage Through Talent Management Progressions Stages: an Identity Work Perspective’, the International Journal of Human Resource Management 24(9): 1799—1815.

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Part A. Locate, read and review the following article:
Tansley, C. and Tietze, S. (2013) ‘Rites of passage through talent management progressions stages: an identity work perspective’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management 24(9): 1799—1815.
Part B. Reflect on the discussions that you have engaged in within your study groups on Blackboard. Explain how the lessons that you have learnt from the activities have influenced how you have approached and written your assignment
Word Count: Part A: 1,054 Part B: 509 Total: 1,563

Research Questions Addressed by Study
The research questions by Tansley & Tietze (2013) are ‘What constitutes rites of passage across successive levels of a talent management programme?’ and ‘What is the role of identity work in ensuring successful advancement through each talent management rite of passage?’
Theoretical Framework Underpinning the Study
The study was to build on the literature of talent management at the individual and communal levels since existing talent management literature is mainly concerned with the structural aspect of talent management strategies. Therefore, not much emphasis has been placed on how management strategies and protocols are experienced and responded to by talent at different stages of talent management process and how these responses inform, incorporate and involve identity work by such talent (Huang and Tansley 2012, cited in Tansley & Tietze (2013: 1799).
Research Design and Methods of Data Collection and Analysis
The empirical research design was a case study of a major accountancy consultancy organisation called ‘The Firm’ which was part of a larger case study research…...

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