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ERIC Number: EJ852207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Strategies for Developing a High-Skilled Workforce
Sleezer, Catherine M.; Denny, Dan
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v17 n1 p41-55 Mar 2004
This article focuses on the human performance improvement and human resource development task of providing an organization with a skilled workforce. We begin by describing the U.S. demographic trends and the changing job skill requirements that will lead to a shortage of skilled workers and that highlight the importance of considering the various strategies that are available for developing a skilled workforce. Then, using perspectives found in the literature, we examine four strategies for developing a skilled workforce: (1) hire and then train the workers, (2) transfer individual workers, (3) relocate the work, and (4) create an educational infrastructure within a community to develop a workforce with the needed skills. We conclude by comparing the four strategies and identifying the advantages, disadvantages, and most effective uses of each. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States