Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Understanding the sociology and psychology of human actions

Talent development

An often heard concept is the ‘war for talent’. Since we have an ageing workforce, less young individuals are entering the labor market. To retain their competitive advantage, organizations are looking for the most talented and valuable people. However, the area of talent development doesn’t consider only recruiting and selecting talented people. It also covers concepts about talent development on the job and how to shape these learning and development practices within organizations.

Talent development covers the following topics:

  • Employee learning strategies
  • Managerial coaching
  • E-coaching
  • Strength based approach
  • Team learning
  • Network development
  • Talent management
  • Professional development

Our staff members are experts on this area:

  • Eva Kunst
  • Christina Meyers
  • Jaap Paauwe
  • Rob Poell
  • Marianne van Woerkom