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The effect of Strength-Based Talent Management on employee performance: The impact of employees’ Ability, Motivation and Opportunity to perform

Rouwenhorst, D. (2018) The effect of Strength-Based Talent Management on employee performance: The impact of employees’ Ability, Motivation and Opportunity to perform.

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Abstract:Due to the increasing popularity of a strength-based approach to talent management, organizations require more insight into the way such an approach impacts employee’s performance. Prior research findings have shown that the strength-based approach positively influences employees through positive affect, well-being and job-fit (Meyers & van Woerkom, 2017; Roetert Steenbruggen, 2017). These results suggest however that the strength-based approach itself does not influence employee performance but rather impacts other individual characteristics that decrease or enhance someone’s likelihood they perform in their role. The current research uses the holistic AMO-model of HRM to assess how the strength-based approach impacts employee’s ability, motivation and opportunity to perform as these constructs together are thought to be strong and full predictors of employee performance (Siemsen, Roth & Balasubramanian, 2008). The related research question is: To what degree does the AMO-framework explain the effect of strength-based approach on employee performance? The data is obtained from a cross-sectional, convenience sample (N = 143) using an online survey. The participants were asked to rate the degree of strength-based approach in their organization, their ability, motivation and opportunity to perform and their performance. The results partially supported our hypotheses. The strength-based approach positively impacted employee’s ability to perform and their work engagement but no impact was found on opportunity to perform. Additionally only ability to perform played a mediating role in the effect of strength-based talent management on task performance or organizational citizenship behaviors.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74408
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