Ritva Laakso-Manninen, Riitta Viitala
ISBN 978-952-5685-35-0 (pdf) · 120 p.
Today's organisation is increasingly an expertise-based organisation. It is also increasingly a service organisation. Both of these trends place special emphasis on people, their competencies, and the competencies of the entire organisation. Organisations have actively started to develop operating models and practices to meet toughening competence demands that, moreover, need to be developed at an ever faster pace.
In this book, the authors bring together several theories and the results of their own research in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the most salient models and practices relating to competence management and human resource development. The aim has also been to provide a frame of reference for understanding how progressive companies in Finland apply them in practice.
The book has been written especially for university and university of applied sciences students and company managers involved in competence management and human resource development, with the aim of providing them an overall frame of reference through which to gain a comprehensive understanding of the field, as well as ideas for applying the lessons of this book in practice.
The language of the book is English because there is a need for English literature addressing established practices in competence management and human resource development in Finnish organisations.
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