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ERIC Number: ED275613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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An Investigation of Outcomes Related to Human Resources Development Attributed to Societal Transitions.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
The investigation explores the impact that changing economies have had and will continue to have upon Human Resources Development (HRD)--the collective body responsible for training and retraining labor--and from that perspective offers recommendations to improve the impact HRD has upon society. The challenge for HRD is to recognize the economic, social, and cultural changes that are occurring and to provide leadership for the quickly emerging economy to keep up with expectations being instilled in youth. Recognizing that economic projections are not sacred, HRD must further recognize that, in terms of absolute growth, jobs that are not particularly glamorous nor highly technological will show the greatest actual growth. HRD must accordingly help train for these non-technological jobs. It is cautioned that unless HRD directs long-term growth to include the training of less skilled workers, our economy and culture will be severely burdened. A table of projected employment growth from 1979 to 1990 highlights the challenge to HRD. (TRS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A