Training Needs and the Benefits of Training for Employees of Polish Enterprises
Purpose: The aim of this study is the identification of training needs in Polish enterprises and the benefits they bring to employees as well as the presentation of the goals set by employees related to the training. Design/Methodology/Approach: Employees of enterprises located in Poland in the Silesian Voivodeship were selected to carry out this research process. In total, 52 enterprises were tested. On the other hand, 208 employees employed in the analyzed enterprises participated in the study. The research was carried out on the basis of the survey method, while the research tool was questionnaires composed of closed questions. The conducted surveys were anonymous. Findings: The research confirmed that there is a statistically significant correlation between the size of enterprises and the perception of the need for employee training, and representatives of medium and large enterprises perceive this need more often. The same applies to the willingness to participate in training and the frequency of the desired training. It is also the employees of medium and large enterprises who see the possibility of promotion related to raising competences in the training, while the employees of micro and small enterprises take part in the training due to the possibility of acquiring practical knowledge. Employees of medium and large enterprises rate the usefulness of the knowledge acquired during the training and its practical significance higher. Practical Implications: The article sheds light on the relationship between the size of enterprises and the perception of training needs as well as the willingness and goals to participate in training. Originality/Value: The article presents the results of research on training needs and their benefits for employees. The article is an attempt to define the training needs and the benefits arising from them in the opinion of company employees from the point of view of their size division.