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Employability can be a new form of job security. It involves a new mutual psychological contract where employers provide self‐development for vulnerable employees (i.e. all employees) and employees take advantage of those opportunities. It is important that the self‐enhancement is in tune with...
Summarizes the Industry and Parliament Trust’s Study Group survey of 40 Trust member companies which together employ over a million people and have a cumulative turnover of more than £100,000 million. The respondents were all at least at senior management level. The study group found that the...
Discusses the organizational culture appropriate to new forms of “employability” as being characterized by its success in challenging and empowering its staff, motivating them, and even satisfying their needs for belongingness in today’s downsizing environment. These characteristics strongly...
Draws on research conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies for the DfEE. The research examined existing knowledge of the benefits of learning for both individuals and organizations and followed with a number of case studies of small and medium‐sized organizations. The study sought to...
Many of the skills needed to make people employable are specific to particular occupations. However, increasingly employers are defining a set of “generic”, usually personal, skills which they seek when recruiting new employees. These “generic skills” include, for example, communication skills,...
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