A study to evaluate the effectiveness of the employees retraining scheme

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A study to evaluate the effectiveness of the employees retraining scheme


Author: Chan, Chung-hin
Title: A study to evaluate the effectiveness of the employees retraining scheme
Degree: M.B.A.
Year: 1997
Subject: Occupational retraining -- China -- Hong Kong -- Evaluation
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Management
Pages: xi, 111, [43] leaves : ill. ; 31 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1256972
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/504
Abstract: This research project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Employees Retraining Scheme. The study has drawn reference to the model developed by Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael Clarke for evaluation of the effectiveness of citizen advisory bodies with modifications. The indicators employed for measurement of effectiveness comprise the number of retrained employees, reemployment rate of retrainees, target number of service population, response of affected workers, response of employers and delivery of service. In order to obtain a balanced perspective, the project includes intensive secondary information search; interviews with The Honourable LEUNG Yiu-chung, Legislative Councillor, Messrs TAM Yiu-chung, CHOW Tung-shan and Miss Beryl LUK of the Employees Retraining Board, Ms Jenny LEUNG of the Labour Department and Mr Pele YUEN of Christian Action; and a questionnaire survey targeted at retrainees of the Scheme. After critical analysis and deliberation, it is concluded that the Scheme is effective in terms of quantity of retrainees. Nevertheless, there is room for improvement in certain areas. To improve the effectiveness of the Scheme, it is suggested to strengthen publicity of the Scheme, to solicit greater participation of the employers, to provide a secure funding source, to regularly review course curriculum and to change the criteria for assessing training bodies. As long-term measures to tackle the problem of worker displacement, it is recommended to cultivate a learning culture; to formulate comprehensive industrial and manpower policies; and to develop a partnership relationship among all the stakeholders of the Industrial Relations System.

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