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Factors Influencing Internal And External Employability Of Employees

Author(s): Nurita Juhdi

Journal: Business and Economics Journal
ISSN 2151-6219

Volume: 2010;
Start page: BEJ-11;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Training | job experiences | career management practices | internal employability | external employability

The paper aimed at examining factors that influence employees’ employability. Factors that were examined are formal and informal careermanagement practices, training, job experiences, education and tenure with current job. Employability is measured using two dimensions; internaland external employability. Data was collected using questionnaires that were distributed to selected organizations in various industries.Measurement items were adopted and adapted from previous studies. Two hundred and sixty employees participated in the study. Pearsoncorrelation tests indicated that formal career management practices was positively related to external employability and internal employability.Informal career management practices were found only significantly related to external employability. The relationship with internal employabilitywas insignificant. Training received by employees was both related to internal and external employability. On the other hand, job experiences wereonly significantly related to internal employability. Education and tenure were found only giving significant influence to external employability.
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