The Effect of Talent Management

on Employee’s Job Performance in Banking Sector of Pakistan: Mediating Role of Training



By Adil Hayat, Ajaz Sadiq, Hiba Shahid




Change is oftentimes seen as fundamental for improvement forward as well as basic for life (Haueng, Stensaker, Meyer & Falkenberg, 2005). Talent management refers to the skills of attracting highly skilled / profitable workers, integrating new  workers,  and  developing  and  retaining  current  workers  to  meet  current  and  future  business objectives. The high ratio of progress for organizations starts from having more imperative Talent and supervising it reasonably. (Michaels & Axelrod, 2001) The professional definitions have a tendency to shield into several forms, for instance, work commitment, duty and the educational definition is more accurate, however when all is said in done, together they try for the measurement of the course of action as well as for the enthusiasm of an employee struggle towards his/her business as well as the destinations of an association. (Saks, 2006)

This study explored the relationship of talent management with employees’ job performance, and the mediating role of employees training on relationship between talent management and job performance in banking sector of Mardan region, Pakistan. A collection of 320 self-administered and well-structured questionnaires were distributed among the employees of of banking sector of Mardan region. Only 265 forms were got back. Later on 5-Point Likert Scale analysis were used to analyze the data. The results revealed strong agreement of respondents to positive relationship between talent management and employees job performance. Moreover it was concluded that trainings can enhance the overall performance of the employees.

Keywords: Talent management, Job performance, employees’ trainings, Workforce planning, banking sector, Pakistan.


To work and compete in a global market the interest for predominant talent has expanded as an ever increasing number of organizations are feeling the effect of contention for work. Showcase for work has been entered into another time of development, learning change, globalization and expanded rivalry (Sheehan, 2012). The development of Talent Management inspiration in companions is winding up observably much mind boggling, disruptive and conflicting than at any other time in aggregation to creating new systems on the most proficient method to oversee Talent (Cheese et al., 2008.) The clarifications behind improving the data of talent administration and its application are various, and found both in business nearness and in insightful research. Right when the World Federation of People Management Associations and Boston Consulting Group and in 2012 requested HR specialists from around the world to rank their most gigantic needs, the three most crushing locales were seen to manage Talent, upgrading activity change and key workforce orchestrating. On the other hand, acing HR frames and streamlining the affiliation were seen to be of low need. Necessities of condition hugeness existed e.g. upgrading chief stamping and dealing with arranged qualities and consolidation. Coherently, ability administration is on the guide and a creating stress for associations of today.

(Sheehan, 2012) states that Business pioneers perceive that worker’s information, power and capacities are the basic origin to associations aggressive advantage. The workers are the organization’s most essential basic quality and access to accomplishment. To build benefit and upper hands, human asset advancement has moved toward becoming priority for associations around the globe (Mellahi & Collings, 2009).

The Pakistan industry constitutes a complete of around thirty one banks, of that 5 are public-sector and four are foreign, whereas there are twenty two native non-public banks. The bulk of the banking business is targeted during a choose few within the industry six banks are the biggest competitors within the economy and hold a serious stake of the banking assets in Pakistan. To be additional specific, these banks jointly form up quite 57 % of deposits and 53 % of advance within the economy. They are:

Habib Bank Limited (HBL), National Bank Limited (NBL), United Bank Limited (UBL), MCB Bank Limited, Allied Bank Limited (ABL) and Bank Alfalah Limited.


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How to cite this paper: Hayat, A., Sadiq, A. & Shahid, H. (2018). The Effect of Talent Management on Employee’s Job Performance in Banking Sector of Pakistan: Mediating Role of Training; PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-Hayat-Sadiq-Shahid-talent-management-in-pakistan-banking-sector.pdf


About the Authors

Adil Hayat

Islamabad, Pakistan


Adil Hayat
 is a highly motivated research scholar and project management specialist who is currently working in the public sector of Pakistan.  He has been above 7 years of experience in different roles. His academic profile includes Mphil / MS in Project Management from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, Master of Education from SUIT Peshawar, Bachelor of Education from SUIT Peshawar, and Bachelor of Science (Computer Sciences) from University of Peshawar.  He has been interested in the research area such as Project Management, Enterprise Management, Engineering Management, Risk Management, Quality management, Human Resource Management, Customer relationship management and supply chain management. He can be contacted at [email protected]


Ajaz Sadiq

Rawalakot (AJK), Pakistan



Ajaz Sadiq
is a research scholar with many years of working experience in the academic sector of AJK, Pakistan. He has been graduated with MS/Mphil Degree in Project Management from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. He can be contacted at [email protected]


Hiba Shahid

Lahore, Pakistan


Hiba Shahid
is a research scholar and an engineer by profession with above 2 years of experience in Software quality assurance. She has been graduated with Mphil / MS in Project Management from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan and with a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from UET Lahore. She is eager to direct her career towards project management and obtain PMP certification. She can be contacted at [email protected]