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Exploring Opportunities of Talent Scouting at ZF Friedrichshafen AG

  • This bachelor thesis explores the opportunities of Talent Scouting at ZF Friedrichshafen AG in terms of a cross-divisional internal talent management measure in line with future requirements and the frame of a CoE function. It deals with the definition of talent within the scope of Talent Scouting, ZF specific demands with regard to matching internal talents with key positions and the general framework that must exist in order for Talent Scouting to be successful. The thesis is supported with primary and secondary research data. A theoretical framework is set up through a comprehensive literature review and used as a foundation for a qualitative data research approach. The literature review comprises the talent definition within the business scope, the frameworks of TM and a first look at Talent Scouting. Furthermore, relevant internal TM measures at ZF are examined. The research includes expert interviews conducted with ZF internal employees. The gained insights are then discussed and concluded into recommended actions for a Talent Scouting process at ZF. Major findings include a new understanding of talent and the need for a transparent process to encourage and enforce internal mobility division-wide. Additionally, the requirement for an overall coherent TM strategy is accentuated. This is emphasized with demands for a cultural and organizational mindset change. Additionally, a talent life cycle is established and the concept of a Talent Conference is considered. Further topics discussed include the use of big data, staffing rules in placement processes and possibilities on increasing visibility of talents. Finally, the thesis provides a brief outlook on the potential of people analytics and system-aided processes for HRM in the future.

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Author:Nina Xin Vockerodt
Advisor:Heike Stengel
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2018
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Date of final exam:2018/08/31
Release Date:2018/09/03
Tag:Key positions; Talent conference; Talent management; Talent scouting; Talent sharing
Page Number:85
Degree Program:IBW - Internationale Betriebswirtschaft
Functional area:Human Resource Management
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich gesch├╝tzt