Title: Flexibility, turnover and training in Belgian companies
Authors: Forrier, Anneleen ×
Sels, Luc #
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: MCB Publications
Series Title: International Journal of Manpower vol:24 issue:2 pages:148-168
Abstract: Addresses the question of whether a high turnover of staff is accompanied by lower investment in company-training. By means of a written questionnaire, data were collected from 223 companies in four different sectors: the food sector, the wholesale trade, the printing industry and the software sector. Besides the turnover of staff, introduces the degree of contractual flexibility and the existence of an internal labour market as explanatory variables in the discussion. In contradiction to most labour economic thinking on training, finds a positive relationship between fluctuations in the number of employees and the investment in training. The findings indicate that company training is particularly concentrated on inflow and replacement problems. Therefore, concludes that financial support measures of governments might benefit more the recruitment policy of companies instead of the high ideal of "lifelong learning".
ISSN: 0143-7720
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Organisation Studies, Leuven
Department of Human Resources Management, Campus Carolus Antwerp
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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