Research Output

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

  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.

  • Type:

    Project Report

  • Date:

    31 January 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    European Social Fund

  • Library of Congress:

    HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    361 Social problems & social welfare in general

Citation

McQuaid, R. W., Dutton, M., Bergmann, A., Richard, A. & Lindsay, C. (2008). Small and medium sized businesses and disadvantaged parents: overcoming training recruitment and retention barriers. Final report.

Authors

Keywords

Small and Medium-sized enterprises; employment opportunities; employability; disadvantaged parents;

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