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Minocha, Sonal; Hristov, Dean; Reynolds, Martin – International Journal of Training and Development, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to enrich the current conceptualization of graduate employability and employment through the lens of policy, academia and practice in UK higher education. We examine the UK policy context that is shaping graduate employability and employment debates before enriching this conceptualization through a discussion of key…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment, Foreign Countries
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Helyer, Ruth; Lee, Dionne – International Journal of Training and Development, 2012
This paper reports an innovative continuing professional development (CPD) project for academic staff in a UK university. The aim of the project is to develop academics' skills in relating to the business environment. The project has a number of strands, but the principal focus of this paper is upon a mentoring initiative. Much CPD in universities…
Descriptors: Mentors, Focus Groups, Professional Development, Expertise
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Kersh, Natasha; Evans, Karen; Kontiainen, Seppo; Bailey, Howard – International Journal of Training and Development, 2011
This paper demonstrates the use of conceptual modelling to assist with the competence development of adult learners with interrupted occupational and learning careers. The research introduces a self-evaluation approach used with a group of adult female students in the United Kingdom. The study aimed at increasing learners' awareness of the…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Learning Processes
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Meager, Nigel – International Journal of Training and Development, 2009
There is persistent evidence over several decades that the UK lags behind its international competitors in terms of the skills and qualifications of its workforce, with a detrimental impact on overall economic performance. The most recent attempt by the UK government to address this includes a new strategy aimed at increasing the degree of…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Skill Development, Training, Educational Policy
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Kitching, John – International Journal of Training and Development, 2008
Small business employers in the UK are widely perceived as adopting a reactive, ad hoc approach to employee skill formation. Employer reliance on workplace learning is often treated, explicitly or implicitly, as evidence of such an approach. Small employers' approaches to skill creation are investigated using data from two employer samples. Three…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential
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Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Dainty, Andrew R. J.; Ison, Stephen G.; Hazlehurst, Guy – International Journal of Training and Development, 2008
A levy/grant system exists in the UK construction industry to provide financial support for companies undertaking training activities. With the current UK government skills policy, there is an emphasis on ensuring that training support provided to employers is aimed at enhancing companies' profitability. This paper explores the profitability of…
Descriptors: Construction Industry, Grants, Foreign Countries, Training
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Morgan, Arthur; Raiden, Ani; Naylor, Gerald – International Journal of Training and Development, 2008
Despite a series of national policy initiatives aimed at addressing skills shortages in a number of sectors, little evidence of longer-term change is apparent. This paper examines concerns expressed by small businesses that their local views are not sought or considered when national training policies and initiatives are either being developed or…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Construction Industry, Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries
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Birdi, Kamal S.; Patterson, Malcolm G.; Wood, Stephen J. – International Journal of Training and Development, 2007
To date, much of the research on employee development activities and organizational performance has been conducted in private sector organizations, with the largely untested assumption that the same findings will apply to other sectors. This paper addresses the deficit by describing a study comparing differences in the use of employee learning…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Program Effectiveness, Labor Force Development, Employees
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McCracken, Martin; Winterton, Jonathan – International Journal of Training and Development, 2006
The policy priority of management development in the past 20 years appears to have been overshadowed since the new millennium by the goal of widening participation in learning of low-skilled and excluded groups. This change of emphasis could potentially be damaging if efforts to increase management participation in learning are relaxed, because…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Management Development, Participation
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Acutt, Bruce; Becker, Karen; Hyland, Paul; Miller, Linda – International Journal of Training and Development, 2006
This paper reports on the outcomes of a replication study of a survey of British employers that requested information on the qualifications sought when recruiting employees and on subsequent training and development. While the British survey was interested in the uptake and use of the British National Vocational Qualifications, the study reported…
Descriptors: Employees, Qualifications, Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries
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Hay, Amanda – International Journal of Training and Development, 2006
MBA programmes frequently form part of managers' training and development activities. However, such programmes have been subject to intensifying criticism, with critics arguing that MBAs do little to enhance management practice. Against this background, the paper presents an exploratory study of UK MBA graduates, which sought to identify the ways…
Descriptors: Management Development, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries
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Stead, Valerie – International Journal of Training and Development, 2005
There appears to be a paucity of research on mentoring senior leaders (Hobson & Sharp, 2005) and yet a growing interest in the development of leadership through experience (Abra "et al.," 2003; McCauley "et al.," 1998). This paper therefore presents and evaluates a case study of a pilot mentoring scheme and programme for…
Descriptors: Health Services, Mentors, Leadership, Pilot Projects
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Clarke, Nicholas – International Journal of Training and Development, 2002
Interviews 6 months after 14 social services employees participated in inservice training identified job and work environment factors that impede transfer of training: short duration, lack of time and opportunity to practice, minimal supervisor support, and the perception that such training was more for personal development than application to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Services, Inservice Education, Organizational Climate
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Savvas, Michael; El-Kot, Ghada; Sadler-Smith, Eugene – International Journal of Training and Development, 2001
Cognitive Style Inventory scores for business undergraduates in Greece (n=48), Egypt (n=45), and the United Kingdom (n=42) and postgraduates/managers in Egypt (n=20), Hong Kong (n=38) and the United Kingdom (n=21) indicated that, among undergraduates of different cultures, there were no significant style differences. Some differences in the…
Descriptors: Administrators, Cognitive Style, College Graduates, College Students
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Jones, Indra; Cookson, John – International Journal of Training and Development, 2001
Students in paramedic education used a model combining computer-assisted instruction (CAI), reflective practice, and learning styles. Although reflective practice normally requires teacher-student interaction, CAI with reflective practice embedded enabled students to develop learning style competencies and achieve curricular outcomes. (SK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Emergency Medical Technicians, Foreign Countries
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