Employability management practices in the Polish ICT sector

Izabela Marzec, Beatrice I.J.M. van der Heijden*, Dora Scholarios, Esther van der Schoot, Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Nikos Bozionelos, Olga Epitropaki, Peter Knauth, Aslaug Mikkelsen, Claudia van der Heijde

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Abstract

This article examines current career thinking and employability management practices within the Polish Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The aim of this contribution is to identify career management problems and to determine obstacles for implementing employability management practices at a company level. Semi-structured interviews aimed at establishing company needs were conducted with 18 managers of small and medium-sized ICT enterprises in Poland. These firms appear to apply various developmental approaches to stimulate competitive advantage. Faced with a more demanding environment, firms aim for versatility rather than adopting simplified solutions. Managing the careers and employability of ICT professionals is acknowledged as vitally important for the survival and development of ICT companies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-492
JournalHuman resource development international
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Human Resource Management
  • Ageing
  • Entrepreneurial career
  • Employability
  • ICT sector

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