Analysis of Two Human Rescource Management Papers

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Kappia, J. G., Dainty, A. R., & Price, A. D. (2007). Prioritising career development in relation to recruitment and retention: a trade and craft perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 25(3), 239-253.

This research paper looks at the ongoing problem on construction skill shortage in the UK and that recruiting and retaining skilled workers is becoming difficult. It has been stated through a survey that trade and craft workers would like to progress their careers beyond their chosen speciality but are unable to due to poor career development pathways. It is suggested if this issue is not address that the construction industry will fail to address the skills shortage and will not be able to attract and retain the skilled
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This reason why assumptions are made that craft and trade employers only care about monetary gain and not career development, but as stated in this paper there is a lack of data to accurately make these assumption.
The paper further expands on the theoretical definitions on what defines career development using four established perspectives which established from previous research literature (Hertzberg’s (1968) Olomolaiye, 1988; Price, 1992; Olomolaiye et al., 1998; Jayawardane and Gunawardane, 1998; Rathankoon and Ogunlana, 2003). This established the reason behind what motives people in their jobs and therefore what leads them to favour certain factors over others when decided to accept a job, remain where they are or move on to new opportunities.
This journal article is very comprehensive in both literature and research conducted, it uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods but conducting a paired wised survey questionnaires of 550 craft and trade trainees in addition to 53 discussions with employed craft workers in regard to their career experiences and expectations.
Combining the above literature research of different sources a comprehensive list of factors are compiled and shows the complex nature of career design and development and cannot be

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