Training in Spanish organizations: Trends and future perspectives

Maria Jose Rubio Hurtado, Maria Dolors Millan Guasch, Flor Cabrera Rodríguez, Antoni Navio Gámez, Pilar Pineda Herrero


Purpose: This study aims to identify training trends in Spanish organizations.

Design/methodology/approach: A survey methodology is conducted and the questionnaire is the strategy to collect information. In order to construct the sample, a previous selection of enterprises was done out of the 50 000 enterprises registered at DICODI (Data base of main Spanish societies 2004/2005). The sampling was done by quotas. The quotas or categories selected were: the enterprises’ activity sector, gender and job position.

Findings: The research describes the actual state of training trends and the changes that seem to glimpse out of the considered dimensions: training planning, goals, recipients, modalities, resources, evaluation, training professionals and outsourcing.

Research limitations: The study was carried out through a not randomized sample, so the results cannot be generalized.

Practical implications: Organizations can make future proposals from the facts exposed in our research.

Originality/value: Is the first time in our context that a research of this type is performed, showing significant matches in the results with other studies of international reference.


training, trainers, industrial training, professional training, further training, lifelong learning, professional continuing education

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Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

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