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Today, each individual must take responsibility for his or her career. Organizations
now focus on matching the career needs of employees with the requirements of the
organization. The organization‘s development is to build employee self-reliance and
to help employees maintain their marketability through their learning. While many
organizations still invest in their employees, they don‘t offer career security and they
can‘t meet the needs of everyone in a diverse workforce.
1.1 Origin of the report:
We are a group of students in BBA program. In this program, one of the important
parts of this course is to prepare a term paper on the assigned topic related to the
course. In BBA program ―Human Resource Management‖ is a course to get familiar
with the concept of managing human resources of a firm. We have prepared our
report paper based on our course teacher‘s assigned topic.
1.2 Literature Review:
Research carried out by Thursfield and Holden (2004) briefly explored the policy of
workforce development. They draw on evidence from NIACE (1997), Matlay (1999)
and Gibb (2002) which highlight:
―significant inequalities in access to learning and development at work‖ (Thursfield
and Holden, 2004, p292).
Building on this, the authors argue that government initiatives designed to remedy
the problem of low skilled workers, are underpinned by an essentially ‗voluntarist
approach‘ and have tended to focus mainly on ‗supply-side‘ policies.
Ford (2005) affirms that the increase in adults 50+ in the UK, and much of the
developed world, is providing challenges to policy-makers for which there are no
known precedents. Arguing that current policy is essentially ‗piecemeal‘ and
reactive in nature, Ford points to the need for a national strategy to e ncourage new
forms of career development interventions specifically aimed at older adults that
would include specific career development interventions.
1.3 Objectives of the Study:
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