Andy Smith


Enterprises' commitment to nationally recognised training for existing workers

Erica Smith, Richard Pickersgill, Andy Smith and Peter Rushbrook aim to provide a clearer understanding of how and why enterprises use nationally recognised type of training. They find that successfully embedding training in enterprises involves a three-phase process - engagement, extension and integration. In most...

Mechanisms for increasing employer contributions to training: an international comparison

Ultimately, the authors find decisions about expenditure on training depends on employers' interests, values and commitments. If new policies are to be effective and build upon enterprises' commitment to training, it is critical they align with employers' needs, and receive enterprise commitment. For government, a...