An article of a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) Mariia Shagalkina, co-authored with her research advisor Marina Latukha, professor of Organizational behavior and Personnel Management Department, and other researchers, was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Human Resource Management.
This journal is one of the leading academic journals in the area of Human Resource Management and ranked B in the Association of Business Schools (ABS) list.
The article is devoted to the investigation of the role of the talent management system in the formation of migration intentions of talents, management of migration flows and, as a consequence, addressing the issue of brain drain. In addition, the article examines the factors at the individual, organizational and country levels that affect the formation of migration intentions of highly-skilled specialists from Russia.
The results of the study showed that Russian highly-skilled specialists demonstrate high level of migration intentions, which are influenced by such organizational and individual factors as salary level, opportunities for self-realization, professional and career growth in local companies, as well as family reasons, their international experience and ability to adapt to different cultures. The main result of the study is that the talent management practices used in local organizations are able to neutralize the influence of the talent migration determinants and change the migration intentions of local talents. Thus, the implementation of talent management system in Russian companies is able to attract local talent to local companies and retain them in Russia, reducing the rate of migration from the country.