Author: Derek Bosworth, Helene Giernalczyk, Terence Hogarth, Kurt Vogler-Ludwig

Publisher: Studie für CEDEFOP

Year: 2011

Language: English

In this paper, European attitudes and experiences with workplace training are analysed with help of 25 case studies of companies in nine EU Member States with varying approaches to employee learning.The results show that employers only get the full benefits of training their staff if they integrate training within a wider frame of continuous professional development. In training employees, companies should not only focus on short-term financial benefits, but aim to improve organisational performance. Training activities can go a long way toward motivating employees and encouraging them to commit to the goals of the organisation.