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Lärande i arbetslivet - kompetensutveckling för linjechefer inom industriföretag.: En kvantitativ undersökning om kompetensbehov och utbildningformer
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Competence development has a high priority within companies today. Studies have shown that health and personnel development are promoted in competence development activities. Line managers in industries have a huge responsibility for both production and personnel. In recent decades, line manager’s responsibilities for Human Resources within organizations have increased. Commonly limited with a technical education, line managers often need more skills in leadership due to insecurity of tasks within these areas. In the current quantitative study, 38 line managers within four industries have participated and responded to a questionnaire. The study was focused on whether line managers believe that their organization prioritize competence development, e.g. in which ways they want to learn and what topics in HR they want to develop.

The results showed that the majority of the participants were interested to learn more about leadership. This was also confirmed by other studies showing that line managers have received increased responsibilities in HR work. Previous studies have shown that leadership was an area in which line managers feels most insecure. Furthermore, line managers primarily want to develop their skills through lecture-led courses and also by receiving additional tasks within the company. The results from this study demonstrated that line managers believe that competence development should be of higher priority within the organizations. It does not seem to be of any greater

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Keyword [en]
Staff work, learning, education, competence, industries.
Keyword [sv]
Personalarbete, lärande, utbildning, kompetens, industrier.
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85476OAI: diva2:694412
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Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2014-10-28Bibliographically approved

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