Throughout Europe, enterprises invest in Human Resource Development (HRD) and training to cope with the challenges of global competition and to gain momentum in the race for innovation. For their employees, regular work place training provides continuity in Lifelong Learning processes, bridges private learning initiatives, increases job satisfaction and improves employability.
Enterprises' training cultures differ greatly both within and between countries. While best performing enterprises develop comprehensive training cultures, most enterprises have only recently began to take HRD seriously. Differences between countries in average training activities are also important. Until now, little explanation is offered for these differences.
By exploring the European Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS2) and complementary additional surveys and studies, the book provides new insights useful for practitioners (HRD managers, training providers), policy experts and researchers.