Workforce development and employment relations

Leggett, Chris (2011) Workforce development and employment relations. In: UNSPECIFIED. pp. 1-12. From: PERA 2011: 11th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference, 14-17 November 2011, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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New technologies and new forms of work organisation have prompted the adoption by corporate, national, regional and international policy makers and influencers of a broader concept of skills formation than that evoked by 'vocational education and training'. The scope of 'workforce development', framed by human capital theory, is wider than technical expertise, and takes in the social skills, traits and attributes desired by employers, implemented by human resource managers, and propagated by national governments, and that is high on the agenda of regional and international employer, labour and trade union councils. With examples from each of these levels, and with reference to the debates on the nature of skill, the keynote address will review and assess the effect on and the implications for employment relations of skills formation conceptualised as workforce development.

Item ID: 19213
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: workforce development, employment relations, labour market institutions
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Keynote Speech to the Pacific Employment Relations Annual Conference, Gold Coast, 13-17 November 2011.

Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2012 06:04
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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