Talent Management of Academics: Balancing Job Demands and Job Resources

Nicolene Barkhuizen, Estee Roodt, Nico Schutte


Talent management of academics is becoming a central management challenge as it becomes more difficult to retain key and competent staff. The main objective of this research was to determine the job demands and job resources of academic staff (N=146) that can have an impact on their talent management in South African higher education institutions. The results showed that academics experienced high job demands compared to the availability of job resources. The results also showed that white ethnic groups, associate professors, older academics and academics working for longer hours a week experienced significant higher job demands than their counterparts. Recommendations are made.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p2033

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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