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Small and medium sized businesses and disadvantaged parents: overcoming training recruitment and retention barriers.

McQuaid, Ronald W, Dutton, Matthew and Bergmann, Ariel (2007) Small and medium sized businesses and disadvantaged parents: overcoming training recruitment and retention barriers. Project Report. European Social Fund.

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Abstract/Description

The project involved new research, investigating barriers preventing SMEs from recruiting from disadvantaged groups (especially unemployed/inactive parents, who represent an underutilized source of labour within the Scottish economy) and identifying good practice in overcoming these barriers. The research identified how recruitment and training strategies within certain SMEs, and government training policies aimed at improving the employability of disadvantaged parents (such as the Scottish Executive's Working for Families programme), have contributed to breaking down barriers, enabling SMEs to recruit more effectively and from a larger pool of labour, and helping disadvantaged parents to develop the skills that SMEs want

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: SME's; disadvantaged parents; training; recruitment; retention; barriers;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 4476
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 11:22
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2011 11:22
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4476

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