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Talent Retention: A case study of two companies' Trainee Programmes
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Talent Management is a topic gaining more attention among businesses and it is one of the most

important challenges faced by companies worldwide; therefore it should be a top priority for

managers. Literature states that many organisations are not aware of the issue of Talent Retention

and that it is the high performers who are the ones end up leaving. Due to that the generation

Millennials are considered to be a generation with talent and the education needed to take over

and become the next generation of leaders, it is important to take advantage of them as

opportunities and factors for success.

One opportunity for companies to both attract talents and thereafter retain them is through

conducting trainee programmes, however, to successfully execute these programmes, resources in

terms of money, time and efforts are required. Therefore, in order to achieve the best possible

return on the resources invested is it crucial to be able to retain the talents after them finishing

the trainee programme. In order to answer our research question and fulfil our purpose we have

done a multiple case study and conducted in-depth interviews to gather qualitative data. Our

sample group consisted of eight representatives, two managers and six trainees, working at the

two companies sampled. Consequently, our findings show that even without having an outlined

retention plan, companies can be successful within Talent Retention. Moreover, this research

acknowledge that good leadership, presence of Psychological Ownership and opportunities for

challenges and development are the most important factors leading to talents wanting to stay

within the company, after participating in the company’s trainee programme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Talent Management, Talent Retention, Millennial, Trainee Programme, Psychological Ownership
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-30107ISRN: JU-IHH-FÖA-1-20160222OAI: diva2:932189
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration
Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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