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

McQuaid, Ronald W, Dutton, Matthew, Bergmann, Ariel, Richard, Alec and Lindsay, Colin (2008) Small and medium sized businesses and disadvantaged parents: overcoming training recruitment and retention barriers. Final report. Project Report. European Social Fund.

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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: Small and Medium-sized enterprises; employment opportunities; employability; disadvantaged parents;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 361 Social problems & social welfare in general
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Item ID: 4833
Depositing User: Dr Matthew Dutton
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 12:32
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 12:32
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4833

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