Transfer and full development of the formal and non formal training assessment tool, within new trends and needs of business

In the context of more globalized markets, companies don’t only compete for goods and services, but also for strategies. Knowledge management becomes a crucial value-added factor as knowledge represents the intellectual capital of a company.

One of the most important bases for strategy development is employment training. Formal and non-formal training actions are not a short term cost but a long term investment. Companies have to assess which training methods are appropriate for their needs and evaluate them from the perspective of knowledge management.

JAKIN II is an assessment tool based on the original tool JAKIN which was elaborated to evaluate the training needs and activities in companies and offer suggestions on improvement. JAKIN is available on CD-Rom and has introduced qualitative and quantitative training assessment indicators which can be used to evaluate the strategic management as well as a company’s capacity to generate intellectual capital (human capital, structural capital and relational capital). JAKIN is based on the Jakin Model of Intellectual Capital (JMIC), which contains the main indicators a company’s performance depends on.

The main objective of this project is to redesign and extend the JAKIN tool due to the changes, advances and new necessities that have appeared. JAKIN II is going to incorporate every kind of stage associated with the assessment of formal and non-formal training and add indicators associated with new trends. It is designed as management tool for all types of companies, especially for small companies and companies linked to innovation processes.

Target group:

The new assessment tool will address companies (from a cross-sectoral perspective), especially small enterprises with problems in the management of human capital.


The main result will be an assessment tool (JAKIN II), available online, that improves the knowledge management in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

EU-Program: LLP, Leonardo da Vinci TOI
Coordination: Confederación Empresarial de Vizcaya (ESP)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: October 2010 – September 2012
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.