Why HR policies fail to support workplace learning: the complexities of policy implementation in healthcare
Clarke, Nicholas (2006) Why HR policies fail to support workplace learning: the complexities of policy implementation in healthcare. International journal of Human Resource Management, 17, (1), 190-206.
An appropriate human resource policy infrastructure to support workplace learning has been advocated both within the literature on workplace learning and in official British Government guidance for healthcare organizations. Yet minimal empirical evidence exists to support the view that HR policies are able to promote greater use of workplace learning methods within organizations. This proposition was tested through collecting both quantitative and qualitative data from staff in British hospices. The findings demonstrated the limited effects of HR policies in this respect and five key factors were identified that appeared to influence HR policy implementation in this instance. These findings have wider significance for our understanding of the complex interrelationships that potentially exist between HR policies, their outcomes and the mediating factors associated with policy implementation.
|Keywords:||hr policy, implementation, workplace learning|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
|Date Deposited:||23 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 10:23|
|Contributors:||Clarke, Nicholas (Author)
|Contact Email Address:||N.R.Clarke@soton.ac.uk|
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