Global Leadership Talent Management: Successful Selection of Global Leadership Talents as an Integrated Process

Jürgen Deters
Leuphana University, Germany

Product Details
30 May 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
264 pages - 152 x 229mm
Frontiers in Global Management
In times of globalization, global labor markets and increasingly diverse workforces, Global Leadership, Global Talent Management and integrated management systems belong to the most urgent issues and challenges for the next decade. Hence, it is not a surprise that Global Leadership and effective, integrated Global Talent Management have been identified as key success factors for global organizations. Global organizations see the world as one market for gaining the best global leadership talents. To recruit and retain the best global leaders and leadership talents worldwide, organizations must have effective (global) talent management procedures that are mutually supportive, internally consistent and correlate positively with economic success. 
This book illustrates integrated practices and success factors of effective Global Leadership Talent Management procedures and shows how to balance the opposing forces of global harmonization and local responsiveness. It describes how global organizations can develop an integrative conceptual framework for the (global) talent management process that sees this as an ongoing acquisition process. Acquisition connotes partnership between talent and company. Like customers, the company proactively identifies candidates for global leadership positions worldwide, attracts them and tries to hire them and win their loyalty. The onus is not solely on the applicant to impress the company. The employer also has to appear attractive to potentially interested parties and maintain that state throughout the employment experience. Globally integrated, high-quality Global Leadership Talent Management creates a long term win-win situation by gaining, retaining and providing service to global candidates and talents and by supporting the sustainable success of global organizations.
1. Global leadership selection as an acquisition process
2. Global leadership talent selection and global leadership
What makes a global leader?
Global leadership talents make a difference
Benefits of a holistic view in global leadership talent acquisition  
   Succession planning for global leadership talents
   Attracting and mobilizing global leadership talents
   Selection of global leadership talents
   Training and development of global leadership talents
   Retaining global leadership talents 
Success factors and principles of a global talent acquisition process  
Advantages of an "In-house global talent pool" 
3. Harmonization and guidelines in the global talent acquisition process  
4. Quality standards in personnel selection 
   What constitutes quality in a global selection process? 
How to predict success of global leaders in a selection process? 
   Quality factor objectivity
   Quality factor validity
   Quality factor reliability
How to develop high-quality competency models? 
   Personality and behavior of successful global leader 
   Global leadership competencies High quality competency modeling 
   Guidelines for developing competency models
   Options for rating scales
   Competency models for global leadership talents
   Job and local specific requirements 
   Corporate-specific leadership competency model 
   Global leadership competency models 
Selection of global leadership talents as a reciprocal exchange process 
   Fairness, social validity, the psychological contract, justice and legal aspects in the global talent acquisition process 
   The reciprocal exchange approach and steps to optimize the talent acquisition process 
   Success of a global talent selection process and reciprocal approach 
5. High-quality personnel selection as a holistic process
Factors for being successful as a global leader in foreign countries
Main success factors in a holistic global talent acquisition process
Steps in the global leadership talent selection process 
Pre-selection process
   Define minimum qualifications
   Self assessment and self selection
   Global leadership talent inventories
   Biographical questionnaire and motivation letter 
Selection and nomination of global leadership candidates 
   Performance and global leadership potential appraisal 
   Tests for global leadership competencies
   Performance review and career dialogue
   Annual talent review – talent selection conference. 
   Interview Structure of a global leadership talent interview 
   Examples of biographical questions Trained interviewers
   Global Leadership Assessment Center
Selection process for global leadership talents - Overview
6. Organizational effectiveness and efficiency in the global leadership talent acquisition process
7. Conclusion
Jürgen Deters is Professor of Human Resource (HR) Management and Leadership and Academic Director of the HR Graduate Program at the Leuphana University Lueneburg (Germany). He studied Business Economics and Psychology and worked as head of the Human Resource and Leadership Development Department for one of Europe's largest media companies. He was visiting professor at the Business School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, as well as at San Josè State University, San Josè, California, USA. He is a consultant for Human Resource Management, works as an executive coach and chairman of the supervisory board in a media company. Jürgen's current research interests include the identification and development of global leaders and international talent management.

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