Outsourcing, contracting-out and labour hire: implications for human resource development in Australian organizations

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Author: Hall, Richard


Outsourcing, contracting-out and labour hire all have potentially dramatic consequences for human resource management and human resource development in particular. Advocates of outsourcing have traditionally warned that outsourcing and related strategies should not be seen as simply cost-cutting exercises. Nevertheless, cost reduction continues to be a major motivation for many Australian employers. While there may be short-run cost benefits associated with declining employer-funded training, there appear to be longer term costs associated with declining employer-funded training, skill...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Management; Research; Employment; Finance; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Staff development; Case study; Human resources; Employer employee relationship; Contract labour; Attitude; Cost; Employees; Skill obsolescence

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Australian Human Resources Institute, 2000

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Journal volume: 38

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2000

Pages: pp.23-41

ISSN: 1038-4111

Statement of responsibility: Richard Hall

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 64.204

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