Labour attraction and retention in rural and remote Queensland communities

Becker, Karen L., Hyland, Paul, & Soosay, Claudine (2013) Labour attraction and retention in rural and remote Queensland communities. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 19(3), pp. 342-368.

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Abstract

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 attraction and retention in two separate Australian regions. Building on previously developed models, this research analyses the roles employers and wider communities are playing, or potentially could play, in addressing issues that influence labour shortages. The findings of this research highlight the complexities of labour 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: 65669
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Labour, Attraction, Retention, Employment, Communities
ISSN: 1324-0935
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
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2014 00:32
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 05:21

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