Modelling competences and anticipating the future competence needs in the forest sector

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dc.contributor.author Rekola, Mika
dc.contributor.author Nippala, Jaakko
dc.contributor.author Tynjälä, Päivi
dc.contributor.author Virtanen, Anne V.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-10T13:31:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-10T13:31:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Rekola , M , Nippala , J , Tynjälä , P & Virtanen , A V 2018 , ' Modelling competences and anticipating the future competence needs in the forest sector ' , Silva Fennica , vol. 52 , no. 3 , 9983 . https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.9983
dc.identifier.other PURE: 115042688
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: aa12e741-2f50-403b-a823-c157be6f6026
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000439069900006
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85052742475
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/238088
dc.description.abstract This explorative study examined practices of competence modelling in the forest sector organisations and how organisations anticipate changes in competence needs in the future. Semi-structured in-depth interviews (n=10) were conducted amongst forest sector experts in Finland and data was analysed by thematic analysis. The findings showed that the practices of modelling competences were diverse, most frequently used ones being superior-subordinate review discussions and quantitative competence surveys. In addition to these formal systems, informal modelling, especially on the team level and in smaller companies was also frequent. Organisations used competence modelling for several human resources functions, such as appraisal, motivation and promotion of employees. Surprisingly hiring and compensation functions were not mentioned. Perceptions related to competence modelling were generally speaking positive. The most important challenges were the lack of further actions and sometimes the extraordinary burden to the employees. When anticipating the future, the experts interviewed mentioned several commonly recognised trends, e.g., development of information technology, fragmentation of working life and structural changes in labour markets. All these require more generic competences related to information processing and personal self-management, especially respondents highlighted the importance of self-awareness skills. It is concluded that several useful practices for competence modelling already exist and that present study provides a basis for further quantitative further study. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Silva Fennica
dc.rights cc_by_sa
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject competence modelling
dc.subject human resources
dc.subject forest sector
dc.subject work life
dc.subject future needs
dc.subject HIGHER-EDUCATION
dc.subject UNITED-STATES
dc.subject RESOURCES
dc.subject PERFORMANCE
dc.subject INDUSTRY
dc.subject OUTCOMES
dc.subject 4112 Forestry
dc.title Modelling competences and anticipating the future competence needs in the forest sector en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Forest Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Mika Olavi Rekola / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Forest Economics, Business and Society
dc.contributor.organization Teachers' Academy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.9983
dc.relation.issn 0037-5330
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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