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Leveraging human capital development for successful labour mix

Abdul Rasid, Siti Zaleha and Muthusamy, Vimalambigai (2018) Leveraging human capital development for successful labour mix. International Journal of Innovation and Business Strategy (IJIBS), 10 (2). pp. 46-58. ISSN 2232-044X

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Human capital development is at the centre of productivity growth. Increasing skilled workforce and reducing unskilled workforce is one of the key factors influencing productivity in manufacturing industry. Asorganizations grows and flourish, the labour mix must evolve to meet the changing workforce requirement. Poor execution of labour mix migration is detrimental to organization performance. This article seeks to explore the role of human capital development in successful labour mix rationalization for a manufacturing firm with heavy dependence on unskilled labour to deliver productivity growth. The findings revealed that human capital development occurred at every level ranging from production operator tomanager. Labour mix migration focuses on increasing skilled workforce through skill development programs. However, this study has directed the focus to the importance of developing employees and the first line managers involved in the labour mix rationalization to ensure successful labour mix and achievement of productivity growth.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:employees, human capital development
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:82154
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 09:00
Last Modified:06 Nov 2019 01:22

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