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Is the possession of marketable skills and attributes by an employee that are in demand from employers. The seeming decline of the job for life has led to increased interest in the concept of employability and, according to some, a ‘new deal’ is emerging in business, in which employers provide training and employee development opportunities to allow employees to maintain employability in return for commitment and effort. [See flexicurity and psychological contract.]

Subjects: Human Resource Management — Education.

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