Research Output

Workplace learning and the employment relationship in the public sector.

  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

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 April 2003

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Wiley

  • DOI:

    10.1111/j.1748-8583.2003.tb00089.x

  • ISSN:

    1748-8583

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    331 Labor economics

Citation

Rainbird, H. & Munro, A. (2003). Workplace learning and the employment relationship in the public sector. Human resource management journal. 13, 30-44. doi:10.1111/j.1748-8583.2003.tb00089.x. ISSN 1748-8583

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Keywords

workplace learning; employment; public sector; occupational progression routes; job design;

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