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Employability management practices in the Polish ICT sector

Marzec, I. and van der Heijden, Beatrice and Scholarios, D.M. and van der Schoot, E. and Jedrzejowicz, P. and Bozionelos, N. and Epitropaki, O. and Knauth, P. and Mikkelsen, A. and van der Heijde, C. (2009) Employability management practices in the Polish ICT sector. Human Resource Development International, 12 (5). pp. 471-492. ISSN 1367-8868

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Abstract

This article examines current career thinking and employability management practices within the Polish Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The aim of this contribution is to identify career management problems and to determine obstacles for implementing employability management practices at a company level. Semi-structured interviews aimed at establishing company needs were conducted with 18 managers of small and medium-sized ICT enterprises in Poland. These firms appear to apply various developmental approaches to stimulate competitive advantage. Faced with a more demanding environment, firms aim for versatility rather than adopting simplified solutions. Managing the careers and employability of ICT professionals is acknowledged as vitally important for the survival and development of ICT companies.