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Journal Issue
Volume 12 Issue 4, ECIC 2014 / Dec 2014  pp187‑272

Editor: Dagmar Caganova

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Editorial for the ECIC Special Issue of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management  pp187‑188

Dagmar Caganova, Milos Cambal, Katarina Stachova, Zdenko Stacho

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Regional Intellectual Capital Formation: A Computational Approach  pp189‑201

Klaus Bruno Schebesch, Eduardo Tomé, Horațiu Șoim

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Intellectual Capital Evaluation: A Project Management Perspective  pp202‑209

Marcin Relich

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Education of Employees in Organisations Operating in Slovakia  pp210‑220

Dagmar Caganova, Milos Cambal, Katarina Stachova, Zdenko Stacho

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Abstract

Abstract: Education of people is among the basic goals as well as outcomes of modern society. It is conditioned by the current demanding and turbulent environment requiring constant improvement, enhancement, adaptation and development of the level of edu cation. It means that education needs to be permanent, reflecting all current needs resulting from the reality of changes. Education of employees can be characterised as a permanent process in which adaptation and changes of work behaviour, level of knowl edge, skills and motivation of employees of an organisation by means of learning on the grounds of using various methods occurs. It results in reducing the difference between the current competence of employees and requirements posed on them. The objectiv e of the article is to characterise the level of the focus of organisations operating in Slovakia on continuing education and development of employees. This article aims at presenting the results of research conducted in 2012 at the School of Economics an d Management in Public Administration in Bratislava and at the Institute of Industrial Engineeering and Management, the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava. The set of respondents comprised 340 randomly selected organisations operating i n Slovakia. The key condition posed on them was the size of at least 50 employees. The analysis was used for information collected from literary sources or questionnaires. All the knowledge was dealt with in smaller parts in order to enable a more detaile d focus. As to statistical methods, distribution characteristics were used to express the median. Most of the collected values were expressed in % upon the results summarisation. The methods of induction and deduction were used in the article upon derivin g the conclusions. The method of comparison was used upon the evaluation of the present state, comparing organisations paying sufficient attention to human resources management and organisations not dealing with it at all. To evaluate the data, the SPSS 1 9 statistical programme and MS Excel 2007 were used. However, the research showed that only 9 % of respondents are heading towards the learning organisation successfully, i.e. 8 % of organisations apply the approach of targeted educational concept, and 1 % of organisations declared their approach to education to be the learning organisation concept. Unfortunately, more than 60 % of respondents are at the very beginning in the sphere of education, as they only restrict their educational activities to compu lsory trainings enforced by legal regulations and to unscheduled courses. 

 

Keywords: Keywords: Education of employees, development of employees, learning organisation, human resources management, organisations operating in Slovakia

 

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Impact of Intellectual Capital and its Components on Firm Performance Before and After Crisis  pp261‑272

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