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Sustaining Regional Businesses' Innovative Approaches to Employee Attraction and Retention

Becker, Karen L., Hyland, Paul, & Soosay, Claudine (2008) Sustaining Regional Businesses' Innovative Approaches to Employee Attraction and Retention. In 9th International CINet Conference 2008: Radical Challenges in Innovation Management, 5-9 September 2008, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

In a time of low unemployment, high workforce participation and an aging population, the ability to attract competent employees and retain them in organisations has become a major imperative to ensure that the organisation has the capacity for innovation. Although it is argued that for firms to survive, they need to innovate; many employers, particularly those in rural and regional communities are grappling to recruit sufficient employees to simply function let alone to develop their innovation capacity. This paper reports on research undertaken in regional Australia investigating innovative approaches to employee attraction and retention. The findings emphasise that regions and the employers within them need to work together with their communities and all levels of government to improve the attraction and retention of employees. From this research, it is clear that any approach to addressing skills shortages must involve assessing and addressing the particular problems of each community.

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ID Code: 15307
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Access to the paper is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the publisher's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: Skills Shortage, Regional Communities, HRM, Employee Retention
ISBN: 9789077360101
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:45

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