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ERIC Number: EJ1074639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2046-9012
Two Profiles of the Dutch High Performing Employee
de Waal, A. A.; Oudshoorn, Michella
European Journal of Training and Development, v39 n7 p570-585 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the profile of an ideal employee, to be more precise the behavioral characteristics of the Dutch high-performing employee (HPE). Organizational performance depends for a large part on the commitment of employees. Employees provide their knowledge, skills, experiences and creativity to the organization, which makes them critical to the success of the organization. Design/methodology/approach: The behavioral characteristics of the Dutch HPE were identified on the basis of a literature review and a questionnaire distributed to 420 Dutch managers and employees. Findings: Not one but two profiles for the ideal employee were found. First, an HPE profile was compiled based on the perspectives of managers, which can be used for evaluating employees and recruiting new employees. Second, an HPE profile was compiled based on the perspectives of employees themselves, which can be used for setting up development and coaching programs for employees. Originality/value: Most organizations work with one profile of the ideal employee. This study shows, however, that two profiles are needed for such an employee, each with a particular application.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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