School of Management

The Centre for Public Services Organisations

Talent management in the NHS managerial workforce

This proposal critically examines the impact of talent management to an effective NHS managerial workforce. The main aim is to identify the impact of talent management approaches to the development of an effective NHS managerial workforce. The main objectives are to examine the career trajectories of four managerial cohorts; to examine the facilitators and barriers to talented individuals achieving their potential; and to evaluate the impact of different talent management (TM) and earlier ‘managing talent' (MT) schemes on individuals. Formal TM is fairly new in the NHS, and there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of earlier TM initiatives. The benefits to patients will be via discovering better ways to maximise the potential of the NHS managerial workforce.

Team:

The team is led by Prof. Martin Powell, HSMC, Birmingham University, with collaborators from Birmingham, Surrey and RHUL (Prof. Mark Exworthy).

Funding

The National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation Programme (SDO)

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme

£227,480 (2009-11)

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