Petra Kováčová – Alexander Dubcek University of Trencin, Faculty of Social-Economics Relationship, Študentská 3, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovakia
Ondřej Drahotský – Alexander Dubcek University of Trencin, Faculty of Social-Economics Relationship, Študentská 3, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovakia



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Employee development became one of the key topics in the field of human resources management in current organizations. Taking a prop­er approach to employee and business development in this area can be a source of competitive advantage for organizations. However, few empirical studies have been conducted on the subject matter; there is still a need for further research to be conducted.

The research deal with the analysis of the perception of development activi­ties in the retail organization based on a survey conducted through a struc­tured questionnaire survey and analysis of internal company materials. The goal is to point out the perception of development activities by employees based on the survey, as well as to find out the main barriers that prevent em­ployees from their development.

The results of the survey show that employees perceive the development on an individual level, the greatest benefit is seen in their professional and personal growth. The employees are interested in development, but only in their working hours, they are interested in training such as foreign language and computers skills. The primary motive for development is financial. The main barrier that prevents employees from their development is time or per­ceived lack of time. Another negative factor is that manager does not check, or control acquired knowledge and skills after training. On the other hand, as a positive result is seen the internal trainer at the training and receiving feedback from the manager on employees’ performance.

This paper is created for the retail organization to improve the area of em­ployee development, as well as for scholars researching this topic and others interested in the development of employees in an international company.


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