More and more young people continue their studies to achieve higher education, but this is more due to the lack of employment opportunities at the labour market. In the period 2000-2011, the share of young (25-29 years) who were in education increased from 23% to 37% and most of them (56%) achieved university education or more. But a higher level of education makes young people even less employable, since they are too expensive for the employers (Lavrič et al. 2010).
Results of the international comparative study on human resources management CRANET for 2008 show, that 30.9% of large Slovenian organisations (with 200 and more employees) implemented measures for recruiting young workers, 38.2% of large companies had trainings for young workers and 28.8% introduced advancement in career for young workers. Cranet research has been conducted for over 20 years and is coordinated by the Cranfield University, School of Management, Great Britain. The aim of this study is to observe HRM in organizations from longitudinal internationally comparative perspective. In 2001, Slovenia joined more than 40 European and other countries that had participated in the study. The first research was conducted by the Organizations and Human Resources Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. In 2008, the research was conducted for the third time and 219 organizations participated.