It seems that everyone is talking about it, from academics and businesses to governments: global talent management is the working world’s latest craze. Rulers in the Arab Gulf push through new legislation to manage the talents of their national and expatriate workforce. Western states, like Australia and Canada, attempt to attract talented migrants by picking and choosing the talent that will be best for these countries. But what is global talent management? Why has it become so important, and what will it look like in the future?
Effective global talent management
Professor Dr Akram Al Ariss specialises in international human resource management at Toulouse Business School, France. His research publications, teaching and management consultancy focus on international careers of skilled expatriate and migrant workforce. He has worked with European, American and Arab institutions including the London School of Economics, Penn State University and the Qatar Foundation. His most recent book is Global Talent Management: Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities (Springer, 2014). For further information visit www.akramalariss.com