Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Human Resource Development Review

ISSN

15344843

Volume

19

Issue

4

First Page

384

Last Page

421

PubMed ID

10.1177/1534484320943332

Publisher

SAGE

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

31996

Comments

Wallo, A., Kock, H., Lundqvist, D., & Coetzer, A. (2020). Understanding factors that enable and inhibit assessment of outcomes of competence development. Human Resource Development Review, 19(4), 384-421. SAGE. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484320943332

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2020. Employee participation in formal and informal learning is essential for the economic viability and competitive advantage of organizations. Therefore, assessing outcomes of competence development activities is important. However, this domain of human resources (HR) practice is often neglected because of factors that are not well understood. Accordingly, this article addresses the question: What factors enable and inhibit HR professionals in assessing outcomes of competence development activities and initiatives? To answer this question, we conducted a review of articles that examine assessment of outcomes of competence development activities. The primary purpose of the review was to identify and categorize enabling and inhibiting factors so that the factors can be better understood by researchers and HR professionals. We also call upon voices from the field, using quotations from HR professionals to illustrate enabling and inhibiting factors. Analysis and synthesis of the literature informed the development of propositions to guide future research.

DOI

10.1177/1534484320943332

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation

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Business Commons

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