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Controlling in continuing training at enterprises in European comparison
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Synopsis The companies investigated in the project have been faced with continuous changes, for instance concerning the earnings position, the investment level, production forms and technologies, company structures and work organisation. Against this background most of the companies expect that in future the overall demand for employee qualifications and skills will also change. Above all an increase in general qualifications such as social and methodological skills is considered necessary. A large number of companies assume that their employees will be more specialised in the future. A reduction in the amount of specialisation on the other hand is rather rarely anticipated. As far as the requirement level of semi-skilled and unskilled workers is concerned, a decrease is more often reckoned with than an increase. 
Altogether, a lasting structural, technological and organisational change is taking place and the requirement profile for employees is moving in the direction of higher and supra-specialist qualifications as well as specialisation in particular fields of expertise. At the same time, reinforced by the increasing use of personnel employed for a limited time and temporary workers, there is a constanct change in the corporate employee structure. In order to cope with these permanent changes companies are assumed to require suitable training activities for all groups of employees (Krekel et al. 2001, pp. 33f.).
Reference The survey carried out by the project on corporate training in Austria, the Netherlands and Germany provides detailed evidence on the planning and development of training activities, as outlined in the final publication (Krekel et al. 2001, pp. 28-48).
See also project info on CONTROLLING.
Descriptors D-CVT  EP04  EP08        E02b
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