The impact of talent management on ethical behavior and intention to stay in the organization

Roberto Luna-Arocas & Ignacio Danvila-del-Valle

Aceptado para publicación en fecha Julio 2022. Publicado ONLINE FirstView. PDF.

Journal of Management & Organization JIF=3,640 (2021)


What has been called the war for talent in companies has become a key element in organizations that want to be competitive. Talent management has already been studied and verified in terms of its impact on performance and productivity, and this has led to more and more research generating a professional and scientific interest with other variables, such as ethical behavior. In fact, in the present study it is verified, through a model of structural equations, that the organizations that apply strategies of talent management through two key variables such as the talent mentality of the managers and the development strategies of the talent, they have more ethical behaviors and intention to stay. Talent management and ethical behavior would reinforce work environments, by restoring confidence in the organization, and finally reinforce the focus of business as a service to society. In the same way, talent management implies greater loyalty of talent, a key aspect for organizational competitiveness, that is an antecedent of the intention to stay in the organization.

Key words: talent management; ethical behavior; intention to stay; talent mentality of the managers; development strategies of the talent