Nickson, Dennis and Warhurst, Chris and Dutton, Eli and Hurrell, Scott (2008) A job to believe in : recruitment in the Scottish voluntary sector. Human Resource Management Journal, 18 (1). pp. 20-35. ISSN 0954-5395Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The voluntary sector is an important source of employment in the UK and is increasingly providing services previously provided by the public sector. However, the ability of the sector to provide such services is dependent on the quantity and quality of suitable labour. This article examines recruitment issues in seven case-study voluntary organisations offering social care in Scotland. Interviews were conducted with 137 managers and employees in these organisations. In addition, to assess potential labour supply, interviews and focus groups were conducted with careers advisers and potential employees. The findings suggest that, with a tightening labour market, uncompetitive pay and misconceptions about the sector, recruitment is a problem. However, job satisfaction is high for current employees, and potential employees whose values are commensurate with the sector might be attracted. The findings thus have relevance not just for the case-study organisations, but for HRM in the voluntary sector generally.
|Keywords:||voluntary sector, Scotland, employment, human resource management, Management. Industrial Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management|
|Depositing user:||Dr Dennis P. Nickson|
|Date Deposited:||11 Feb 2009 17:07|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 09:53|