Ridley-Ellis, Daniel, MacPherson, Suzi and Thomson, Emily (2008) Recruiting Women into Scottish Wood Chain Industries. Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Miyazaki 2008, 1. pp. 477-485.
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In common with many countries, the composition and attitudes of Scotland’s population are changing. It is the regions where the industries in the wood products value chain are based that are expected to change most dramatically. These industries continue to draw their employees from traditional routes and are already reporting difficulty in recruiting and retaining enough people. This situation is expected to get dramatically worse over the next 20 years if employment practices are not changed to reflect the diversity and aspirations of Scotland’s modern workforce. The necessary changes are linked to the current low proportion of female workers, but are aimed at improving employment generally. This paper summarises the findings of a two-year study of the Scottish wood chain, but the recommendations are applicable to other countries facing similar challenges.
|Additional Information:||Paper presented at 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering, held at Miyazaki, Japan, on 2-5 June 2008 ISBN = 978-1-61567-088-8|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Forestry; Timber; Employment; Labour force; Gender; Women; Scotland;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute|
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||600 Technology > 630 Agriculture > > 634.9 Forestry|
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 300 Social sciences
|Library of Congress Subjects:||S Agriculture > SD Forestry|
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Depositing User:||Dr. Daniel Ridley-Ellis|
|Date Deposited:||06 Apr 2009 12:23|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2015 10:34|
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