The Contribution of Skills to Business Performance

Tamkin P | Report RW39 | Department for Education and Skills | Jul 2005

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This report explores the literature linking skills with business performance, and also the wider HR and High Performance literature and studies on engagement.

It highlights a wide range of studies that provide evidence of benefits for individuals and organisations, from skills, training and development.

The literature on high performance workplaces and practices also shows a considerable weight of evidence that a range of HR practices are linked to organisational performance, and are predominantly adopted by organisations seeking to produce differentiated goods or services.