Until a few years ago, the responsibility for developing employee competences lay with the HR department. Currently, the key role in this regard is played by the manager and his involvement in the process, and … the employees themselves and their personal attitude to acquiring new skills. As many as 76% of women and 74% of men admit that they have – at least partially – developed a career development plan. 
Feedback or training?
According to 82% of respondents, changing the employee education system is important or very important for the company, but only 5% of the respondents stated that their company is fully or partially prepared for it. – Gaining or developing the qualifications of employees in the dynamically changing business environment translates into building the company’s competitiveness on the market, as well as professionalism and efficiency of the team’s work – says Stephane Tikhomiroff, CEO of Perfetti Van Melle Polska.
Companies most often offer training and courses (external and internal) to their employees, but an important aspect is also regular assessment of work performance and a clear presentation of career path and promotion prospects. More than half of the respondents – 53% of women and 58% of men, respectively, claim that their direct superior is aware of their professional ambitions. – At Perfetti Van Melle, the employee gains the possibility of individual development tailored to the needs and current challenges, as well as discovering his potential. Together, we create a work environment that fosters the development of various skills. We guarantee each employee a clearly defined career path and work based on regular feedback from their superiors – adds Tikhomiroff.
Competences of the future
According to various statistics, the vast majority of today’s few-year-olds will in the future work in professions that do not exist today. The dynamics of changes in the labor market shows that employers should focus more on the development of digital competences among employees. As PwC research shows, courses in this field are very popular – as many as 87% of Polish respondents indicated that they participate in training courses to better understand modern solutions. Almost ¾ of employers already provide the opportunity to participate in courses in skills related to new technologies. As a result, only 18% of respondents in Poland are afraid that in the future they will not have the appropriate competences to perform their tasks in the future (the global indicator was 24%). It can therefore be predicted that the path of employee competency development will lead to the development of competences also in the field of digitization, which will determine the competitiveness of business.