Train the worst or train the best? The determinants of employer-sponsored training in five European countries
Publisher: Birkbeck College, University of London
The paper investigates the effectiveness of training initiatives by checking whether a measure of employee-job fit and a measure of employee potential are significant determinants of participation in employer-sponsored training undertaken for job-related reasons. The em... View more
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