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Name: Nicolene Barkhuizen
Location: D Ring 422A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof Nicolene Barkhuizen

Nicolene Barkhuizen is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg. Nicolene holds the following qualifications: BCom HRM (Cum Laude), BCom Honours Employment Relations (Cum Laude) and MCom Industrial Psychology (Cum Laude) from the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and a PhD in Industrial Psychology from North-West University.

Prof Barkhuizen’s academic career spans over more than 15 years, where she is globally regarded as a leading author, researcher and practitioner on Talent Management. She occupied various senior management positions such as Dean, Faculty Research Director and Research Entity Director, where she transformed her staff and respective departments towards top achievers throughout her career. Prof Barkhuizen’s research outputs have resulted in more than 200 accredited research publications, 2 books and 8 book chapters. She also received various prestigious acknowledgements for her research outputs. In 2018 she won the National Women in Science Award for Distinguished young women researcher in Social Sciences and Humanities. The Minister of Science and Technology presented the award. Prof Barkhuizen was awarded Best Professional HR Standards Academic in South Africa (2018 and 2019) for her work on talent management from the SA Board for People Practices. In addition, she received an award for Best HR Product and Best HR publication in South Africa from the latter institution in 2018. Prof Barkhuizen successfully supervised 140 Masters and 20 Doctoral students. Her students’ research is also acknowledged with several notable local and international awards.


In addition to research, Prof Barkhuizen is passionate about teaching and learning and is constantly involved in developing new programmes and curricula. She is also actively involved as a consultant advisor for renowned companies in various Talent management-related projects. Associates describe Prof Barkhuizen as a thought leader, top performer, innovator and active team leader who can turn any workplace into a top-performing entity.



Barkhuizen, N.E., & Gumede, B. (2021). The relationship between talent management, job satisfaction and voluntary turnover intentions of employees in a selected government institution. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir  Menslikehulpbronbestuur 19(0), a1396

Masale, R., Barkhuizen, E.N., Schutte, N.E., & van der Sluis, L. (2021). Relating job satisfaction and organisational commitment: The moderating and mediating roles of positive individual strengths. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 47, 1-12.

Masale, R., Barkhuizen, E.N. & Schutte, N.E., 2021, ‘Exploring the determinants of an organisational talent culture for a Botswanan local government institution’, Acta Commercii 21(1), a89

Barkhuizen, E.N. & Kasera, J. (2021). ‘Talent management, work engagement and voluntary turnover at a Namibian financial institution’. In van der J. van der Merwe, B. Surujlal and L. van den Berg (Eds). Emerging perspectives, methodologies, practices and theories, Proceedings of the Social Sciences International Conference, Online. 978-0-620-96741-9(e-book)

Barkhuizen, E.N., & De Braine, R. (2021). ‘Talent management and work identity: A conceptual framework. ‘International Business Conference Proceedings’. In C.A. Bisschoff, ‘International Business Conference Proceedings’. pp. 751-768. ISBN 978-0-620-95933-9

Bleeker, M., Barkhuizen., E.N., & De Braine, R. (2021). ‘Keeping faith through Covid-19: A conceptual overview of the role of leadership religiosity on sustainable employee excellence’. In M. Bothma and M. Kruger (Eds). ‘Re-Imagining Management Research: Past Insights for Future Foresights’ Proceedings of the 32nd SAIMS conference (online), pp. 497-511. ISBN 978-1-928472-48-3

Gwala, B., & Schutte, N., Barkhuizen, E.N. (2021). Exploring talent development practices for leaders in public TVET institutions in Namibia. In C.A. Bisschoff ‘International Business Conference Proceedings’ pp. 802-816. 978-0-620-95933-9

Nabre, E., Barkhuizen, E.N. & Schutte, N. (2021). Exploring talent management practices and outcomes in the Ghana hotel industry. In C.A. Bisschoff ‘International Business Conference Proceedings’ pp. 769-785. 978-0-620-95933-9

Schutte, N. & Barkhuizen, E.N. (2021). Intricacies of HRM as a managerial professional of South Africa: A conceptual analyses. In M. Bothma and M. Kruger (Eds). ‘Re-Imagining Management Research: Past Insights for Future Foresights’ Proceedings of the 32nd SAIMS conference (online), pp. 443-456. ISBN 978-1-928472-48-3

Barkhuizen, E.N. & Molefi, M.A. (2020). Burnout and Ill-Wellbeing of Talented Professional Nurses: The Moderating Role of Dispositional Employability. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 30, 6, 492-499.

Saurombe, M., Barkhuizen, E.N. & Schutte, N.E. (2020). A talent value proposition framework for academic staff in South African HEIs. Journal of Global Business and Technology, XVI, Number 1, 85-102.

Barkhuizen, N.E., Lesenyeho, D.L. & Schutte, N.E. (2020). Talent retention of academic staff in South African higher educational institutions. International Journal of Business and Management, 12, 1, 177-190.

Kotze, D., Mouton, J., Barkhuizen, E.N. & De Jager, H., (2020). Talent retention of educators in selected private schools. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Studies, 12, 1, 306-320.