To have and to hold: Human resource management and skills retention in Australia.

Andrew Smith, Eddie Oczkowski

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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 publication21st ANZAM conference
Subtitle of host publicationManaging our intellectual and social capital
EditorsRoss Chapman
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherANZAM
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)1863081402
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference - Sydney, Australia, Australia
Duration: 04 Dec 200707 Dec 2007

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period04/12/0707/12/07

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