Traditional training still prevails

Employees on competency development

Competency development is seen by companies as a crucial driving force for increasing employee effectiveness and employability. A recent research project by Ine Willemse, Sara De Hauw and Ans De Vos looked at the employees’ perspective on the subject and found that investing in competency development is beneficial to both the company and the employee. The research showed that traditional forms of training and education still form the most important part of competency development for employees, although initiatives such as on-the-job learning and career management are increasingly common. It also found that competency development not only increased employee employability, but also raised the general level of career satisfaction.

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