The role of perceived workplace development opportunities in enhancing individual employability

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Author: Martini, Mattia; Cavenago, Dario


This paper explores the effects on workers' employability of workplace development opportunities during employment as perceived by the workers themselves. Data was collected through a survey conducted in 2012 in Italy using a sample of 558 workers. The aim was to test the effects of participation in training courses, workplace learning opportunities and career development support on career development in 2013. Results show that the main predictors of subjective career success are related to the career development support provided by supervisors, including mentoring and career counselling...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Workforce development; Career development; Participation; Teaching and learning; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Employees; Employability; Workplace education and training; Training; Human resource development; Survey; Analysis

Geographic subjects: Italy; Europe

Published: Oxford, England: John Wiley and Sons, 2017

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Journal volume: 21

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 18-34

ISSN: 1360-3736, 1468-2419 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.95

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