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La quête du Graal dans l’évaluation des hauts-potentiels : de la détection du potentiel à la construction de son acceptabilité

Abstract : Since the 1990s, French big companies are implementing evaluation policies of "high-potential" to prepare the renewal of leadership teams. There are few empirical studies regarding these processes, whereas they have crucial impacts on the professional future of employees. The thesis opens the black box by studying the construction of "potential" in the evaluation processes (internal to companies and outsourced to a consulting firm) set up by three big companies. Relying on the conventionalist approach of competencies and the sociology of organized action and using a rich empirical material (150 semi-structured interviews, non-participant observation, analysis of assessment tools and evaluation reports) this dissertation specifies how the evaluation is constructed in an extended process from the development of evaluation policies until feedbacks to the assessed employee. It stresses that the main challenge for the different actors involved in the process is not the objectification, but the legitimation of the evaluation in the company. It shows how the social acceptability of the assessment is built by a work of convergence and by ignoring disagreements. Finally, it highlights the integrative role of HR managers at the core of the process of construction of acceptability.
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Pascal Braun. La quête du Graal dans l’évaluation des hauts-potentiels : de la détection du potentiel à la construction de son acceptabilité. Sociologie. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016IEPP0066⟩. ⟨tel-03651972⟩

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