Workforce development and employment relations

Leggett, Chris (2013) Workforce development and employment relations. Employment Relations Record, 13 (1). pp. 2-12.

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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, this paper reviews and assesses the effect on and the implications for employment relations of skills formation conceptualised as workforce development.

Item ID: 28927
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1444-7053
Keywords: workforce development, corporate, national, international
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 04:03
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems @ 100%
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