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1160 Words Jun 1st, 2015 5 Pages
Attraction and Retention of Employees

Human resources are deemed to be seen as vital for an institution and the framework with which it is engulfed is necessary for its performance in that ‘… while extraordinary products and unique services still afford a competitive advantage, the one advantage that stands the test of time…is people’ (Salsbury 2013, p. 1). Hence, industrial relations are paramount to nurture an environment of work that attracts and retains employees in distinctive, elating experiences and characteristics. In the article ‘Employee Attraction and Retention in the Australian Resources Sector’ there is a conceptualisation of the outer spectrums of the work place, in which employers initiate certain systems of work that are
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Moreover, firms face increasing difficulty to maintain highly skilled labour even when there is a surplus in the market, thus, leading to strategies of redeployment and internal training (Hutchings, De Cieri and Shea 2011). Additionally, good employment practices such as flexibility induced for development of skills, good interaction and communication between stakeholders and compatible polices (Buchanan and Hall 2002), are some of the many strategies that Human Resource Managers deem vital for industrial relations. High involvement work systems that simply ‘(extend) good employment practices’ (Hutchings, De Cieri and Shea 2011) has been the central focus of interest over the past decade and collaboration of work and employment practices (Hutchings, De Cieri and Shea 2011) has greatly affected productivity and performance. Therefore, there are different schemes that help industrial relations and relate to the ability to attract and retain employees.

To substantiate various perspectives of Human Resource Managers, empirical survey was undertaken to support and analyse the assertions. The scope that was examined by Hutchings, De Cieri and Shea (2011) was that of challenges faced in the work environment with an array of current and future traits, strategic changes that are deemed necessary to attract and

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