Keeping hold of skills: the impact of human resource management and high performance work systems.

Eddie Oczkowski, Andrew Smith

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Abstract

Much research has been carried out on the supply of skills through the national VET system to industry. This research has often focused on the factors which affect the development and formation of skills within organisations (see for instance Warhurst et al, 2004). But, however effectively skills are developed by the training system or within industry, organisations will not be able to reap the benefits unless they can utilise and retain the skills which they develop and acquire. Little work has been carried out on the factors that influence the use and retention of skills. This paper reports on research that will help to improve the ways in which organisations utilise and retain skills. The research is focused on skills planning at the organisation level rather than the supply of skills through the national VET system and is based on the proposition that the ability of organisations to utilise and retain skills is related to their use of human resource management and high performance work practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationGlobalisation versus glocalisation: Implications for HRD?
Editorscollaboration with the University Forum of Human Resource Development (UFHRD) of Human Resource Development (UFHRD), the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Resource Development (AHRD)
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherOxford Brookes University
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe - Oxford, UK, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 200729 Jun 2007

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period27/06/0729/06/07

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