Attraction and retention in rural and remote communities

Becker, Karen L., Hyland, Paul, & Soosay, Claudine (2011) Attraction and retention in rural and remote communities. In 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, 7 – 9 December, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Attracting and retaining a skilled labour force is a critical yet complex issue for rural and remote communities. This article reports the findings of a study investigating the current approaches to recruitment and retention in two separate Australian regions. Building on previously developed models, the research analyses the roles employers and the wider communities are playing, or potentially could play, in addressing issues that influence labour shortages. The findings of the research highlight the complexities of employee attraction and retention and emphasise the need for communities and businesses to work together to overcome labour shortages in rural and remote locations.

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ID Code: 48217
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Attraction, Retention , Rural and Remote Communities, Labour Shortages
ISBN: 978-1-877040-87-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the author(s)
Deposited On: 24 Jan 2012 04:51
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 09:36

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