Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 1409-1419
Published online 2016-08-30

Identification and Development of Key Talents through Competency Modelling in Agriculture Companies

Lucie Vnoučková1, Hana Urbancová2, Helena Smolová1

1Department of Management, University of Economics and Management, Nárožní 2600/9a, 158 00 Prague 5, Czech Republic
2Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Prague 6, Czech Republic

The necessity of identification of key talents in company is known in all sectors of economy. Therefore the aim of the paper is based on competency analysis to define key factors leading to talent identification and internalization through competency modelling. Paper characterizes areas of necessary competencies on specific job positions in companies. Their targeting on employee and teams in talent management is revealed. The objective is based on analysis of primary survey conducted on 101 agriculture companies. The data were obtained through manager surveys for which a single manager represented the given company. One-dimensional and multi-dimensional statistics were used to evaluate the data. Based on statistical analyses of required competencies five factors characterizing area of key employee and team development were identified. Those factors are inclusive approach, management support, strategic development, leadership development and integrity. The resultant factors create competency models usable in specified job positions. Limits of the paper is narrow focus on primary sector companies. The results may help surveyed companies in primary sector to set required and necessary competencies for specific areas to identify and develop employees, talents and teams.


This contribution is a follow-up to the project of University of Economics and Management.


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