The term was first used by McKinsey & Company in a study of labor markets in 1997. Later, under the same title was published book of Ed Michelza, Helen Hetfild-Jones and Beth Akselrod. The real development of management talent began in the early 90's. The main idea attracted the attention of many companies is that the potential of the company - it is primarily the capacity of people who work there. The vast majority of companies on the market has already developed a system of governance, procurement, marketing, etc., so the best shots are becoming a crucial advantage in combating competitors. "to need people with the right skills at the right time, where we need" (Kappelli, Peter).