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The Impact of Training on Labour Mobility: Individual and Firm-level Evidence from Britain

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  • Francis Green
  • Alan Felstead
  • Ken Mayhew
  • Alan Pack

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We investigate the impact of different types of training on the mobility expectations of workers, using three surveys. Most training episodes produce some transferable skills, and most transferable training is paid for by employers. Overall, training has no impact on mobility in three out of every five cases; the remaining cases are split equally between those where training increases and those where it decreases mobility. We find that training is more likely to lead to lower mobility when it is less transferable to other firms, is sponsored by firms, and where its objectives include increasing the identification of employees with corporate objectives. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics 2000.

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Article provided by London School of Economics in its journal British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Volume (Year): 38 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
Pages: 261-275

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Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:38:y:2000:i:2:p:261-275

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  1. Picchio, Matteo & van Ours, Jan C., 2010. "Market Imperfections and Firm-Sponsored Training," IZA Discussion Papers 4988, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Rossana Patrón, 2012. "Short-term specificity and training: Key issues for economic restructuring," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0212, Department of Economics - dECON.
  3. William Collier & Francis Green & Young-Bae Kim & John Peirson, 2011. "Education, Training and Economic Performance: Evidence from Establishment Survival Data," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 32(4), pages 336-361, December.
  4. C Green & J S Heywood, 2007. "Does profit sharing increase training by reducing turnover?," Working Papers 589032, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  5. Ryan, Paul & Gospel, Howard & Lewis, Paul, 2006. "Large employers and apprenticeship training in Britain," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment SP I 2006-104, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  6. Asplund, Rita, 2004. "The Provision and Effects of Company Training. A brief review of the literature," Discussion Papers 907, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
  7. Arnaud Chéron & Bénédicte Rouland & François-Charles Wolf, 2010. "Returns to firm-provided training in France:Evidence on mobility and wages," TEPP Working Paper 2010-10, TEPP.
  8. Rossana Patron, 2013. "Recovery not fast enough? Notes on speeding up," Discussion Papers 13/06, University of Nottingham, School of Economics.
  9. Koster Fleur & Grip Andries de & Fouarge Didier, 2009. "Does Perceived Support in Employee Development Affect Personnel Turnover?," ROA Research Memorandum 008, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
  10. Sieben,Inge, 2005. "Does Training Trigger Turnover...or Not?," ROA Research Memorandum 008, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
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  12. Yanick Labrie & Claude Montmarquette, 2005. "La formation qualifiante et transférable en milieu de travail," CIRANO Project Reports 2005rp-04, CIRANO.

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