In view of the fact that human capital is key to competitiveness in a market economy, human resource management should place the focus on employees, their needs, motivation and satisfaction. Familiarity with the needs and aspirations of each employee allows the activation of his potential through motivation so that he contributes to the progress and competitiveness of the organisation.
Being a part of Europe, Croatia has adopted the lifelong learning concept as the basis of its educational strategy, and it uses earmarked EU-funding to facilitate the creation of a knowledge-based society.
In this context, the Human Resource Development Centre of the Croatian Chamber of Economy also places special emphasis on the implementation of a lifelong learning strategy by encouraging and promoting all forms of lifelong learning. Adult education, basic vocational training and continuous education fall within its competence.
Altogether, this should provide the guidelines for human resource development which promotes a knowledge-based society ready to take on the challenges of the new global economy. At the same time, these activities contribute to the permanent employability and social mobility of human resources.
The Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Lifelong Learning signed between the Croatian Chamber of Economy and, respectively, the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts and the Croatian Employer's Association will simplify the implementation of the said activities.