The South African Police Service in South Africa Fails to Nurture Talent Development

Authors : Dr. John Motsamai Modise; Dr. Kishore Raga

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 1 - January

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The article investigates the problems faced by the South African Police Service regarding the acute shortage and development of talent and why talent management has been not been introduced in the Police Department. It examines the importance and benefits of developing talent management programmes at the Police Department and demonstrates why the police needs talent management to develop future leaders. It also seeks to find out whether the Police are ready to implement a TM programme. The importance of developing talent management programmes in the police service to develop and build a talent pool as a key human resource. Secondly, discuss factor(s) that cause(s) the poor implementation of talent management practices within the police. Lastly, examine how the employees perceive the influence of better talent management practices in the police. It assesses the relevance of talent management and makes recommendations on how to develop an integrated talent management programme, to achieve the mission objectives of the government. It seeks to find out the challenges and obstacles that hinder the development of talent management within the South African Police Service Department in South Africa. The following factors are also discussed. This research article will contribute to the literature on talent management practice and its influence on the sustainability of organisational routine in the South African Police Service in South Africa. This article offers a holistic approach to using and managing human potential most efficiently and practically through talent management, notwithstanding the numerous problems and institutional resource constraints. The findings of the article have practical implications as they help raise awareness amongst the decision makers within the police service of the need for developing talent management capabilities. They will also make a valuable contribution to knowledge through reviewing and expanding the literature on talent management programmes, and provide an opportunity for researchers to undertake further studies which could be useful for different organisations wishing to develop talent management programmes.

Keywords : Talent management, Police officials, Training and development, Employees Turnover, Talent management strategies, Talent Management programmes.


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