Keywords : Organization

Talent management: The great challenge of leading organizations

Vajiheh Saadat; Zahra Eskandari

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 103-109
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60413

Today is called as the age of increasing competition among the organizations against the limited resources. Nowadays, organizations reached higher consciousness that talented human resources are valuable resources and if they can be managed strategically, they will be associated with maximum return on investment. It is obvious that getting benefits from talented human resources requires proper management and this is one of the major challenges for organizations. Talent management as a system of identification, recruitment, training, promotion, and retention of talented people has been proposed with the aim of optimizing the organization and to achieve business results. In other words, talent management refers to the systematic and dynamic process that by which human resources are being identified to fill key jobs and positions in the future and they get ready through a wide variety of educational and training programs for these occupations. With respect to the  use of  talent management at all levels of the organizations to release the true potential of existing  human resources and orient and direct their talents to achieve the expected outcomes, this study aims to review the literature related to the concept of talent management and related topics to establish gaps for further studies on the topic

Happiness in the light of organizational spirituality: Comprehensive approach

Nour Mohammad Yaghoubi; Zahra Motahhari

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 123-136
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60349

Change in lifestyle, reduction of social intimate
relationships, material affiliations, decline of spirituality, and negligence
of heart are among the factors distracting the inner peace. Today, the human
generation looks for a way to achieve inner peace in the stressful, depressing,
and distressing modern world. Spiritual freedom as one of the excellent human
soul needs extends the horizon of human vision beyond the material world.
Therefore, if today’s humans return to spirituality, most of their sufferings
will end. The present research focuses on the two variables, namely organizational
spirituality and happiness to investigate the relationship between these two
variables in one of the public organizations in Golestan province.
Organizational spirituality questionnaire and Fordyce happiness inventory (FHI) were used for data collection. Following this, Pearson
correlation test and stepwise regression were used for data analysis. The
findings revealed that the organizational spirituality leads to happiness in
the studied sample and organizational spirituality components are significantly
related to many happiness components.