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Workplace learning and the employment relationship in the public sector.

Rainbird, Helen and Munro, Anne (2003) Workplace learning and the employment relationship in the public sector. Human Resource Management Journal, 13 (2). pp. 30-44. ISSN 1748 8583

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Training that is relevant to employers is not necessarily enriching for employees, especially those on the lower salary scales. The authors argue that the analysis of training and development needs to be understood in the context of the employment relationship. Drawing on reasearch evidence from six case studies in the public sector, the article examines the impact of changes in work organisation on workplace learning, managers' and employees' own strategies towards it and the limitations of tools such as appraisal. Since employees' existing qualifications are poorly utilised and their development needs often frustrated, issues concerning job design, occupational progression routes and employee entitlements need to be addressed

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1748 8583
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace learning; employment; public sector; occupational progression routes; job design;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Item ID: 2054
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2008 15:20
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 11:59
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2054

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