Train the worst or train the best?: the determinants of employer-sponsored training in five European countries

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Author: Sgobbi, Francesca


The quality of human capital is a key competitive asset for EU firms to prosper in a globalised economy and provide high-quality jobs to their employees. Continuing education and training are therefore crucial for tuning, maintaining and developing employees' skills and capabilities, especially in a fast-changing world. Given the substantial direct and indirect costs of training, employers are expected to focus training provision on employees affected by skill deficits and organisation members with the strongest potential in terms of skills development. To answer the question on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Industry

Keywords: Employers; Comparative analysis; Human capital; Human resource development; Workplace education and training

Geographic subjects: Germany; Spain; Italy; France; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Birkbeck College, University of London, 2016

Physical description: 21 p.

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ISSN: 2052-062X

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.991

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