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Talent Management Study

Evaluate the Risk Level of your Organization

For some Talent Management is a highly present, controversial and emotional topic. For others Talent Management is just another overrated "buzz word". And then again others just bury their head in the sand hoping that everything won't go as bad after all. Many talk about Talent Management but do they all really mean the same thing? In the end it's all about human resources risk management: how do organisations prepare themselves for demographic changes, shortage of potential successors, growing independence of knowledge carriers or increasing cost pressures?

The "Talent Management Index®“ is an international research study conducted cooperatively by the University of Innsbruck and the Transformation Management AG. The study targets to help us better understand the real and diverse conditions of the current state of Talent Management. Our goal is to respond to a question asked by the Head of HR of a large German enterprise: "...does it really pay off?". Such a question only arises when you already believe that things are going the wrong way. 

There are two target groups that interest us: firstly, the stock market listed organisations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Out of these over 80% have taken part in our study so far and among them also major players like Credit Suisse AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, OMV AG, RWE AG, SAP AG, Strabag AG or Wienerberger AG etc. Additionally, we have included further commercial enterprises, so-called "Hidden Champions".

But focusing on Talent Management only from the perspective of commercial organisations may miss out on other very interesting approaches. Consequently, we are also addressing a second target group. It includes educational institutions, non-profit organisations and sports and cultural associations. Results already reflect their specific challenges and uncover significant learning potentials for businesses. 

We concentrate on the analysis of strategic alignment, economic and organisational challenges, concrete measures, impact and last but not least the future perspectives of Talent Management.

These organisations have taken part in our study so far:


The Talent Management Index®

The “Talent Management Index” ® bases on the concept of Organizational Maturity – locating organisations at their respective level of maturity. The model assumes that professionally managed organisations go through consciously created development stages in order to cope with external and internal challenges.


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Talent Management Index®: Distribution of Maturity Levels in various countries: