ILO Report Shows Ways to Improvements in Productivity and More Meaningful Employment for Employees
new ILO report entitled Supporting Workplace Learning for High Performance
Working has been published. Prepared for the ILO programme on Skills, Knowledge
and Employability the book has been written by Professor David Ashton and Johnny
Sung of the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the University of Leicester.
performance working practices (HPWP) consist of new ways of organising work,
rewarding performance and involving employees in the decision-making process in
the workplace. The report demonstrates how organisations using HPW practices
achieve both improvements in productivity and provide more meaningful employment
for employees. It examines the incidence and effectiveness of HPWP in a range of
countries in Asia, Europe and North America, with additional cases from South
Africa, Barbados and Bahrain.
ILO report explains what these HPW organisations are, where they are and what
they can achieve, and demonstrates how workplace learning is essential to their
success. Finally, it shows how public policy can be used to encourage employers
to implement them.
Ashton and Johnny Sung argue that HPW:
Ashton argues that in the UK:
techniques are a more effective method of raising the skill levels of the labour
force than conventional supply side measures such as publicly financed training
courses. But the government is failing to keep pace with our international
competitors in supporting the spread of these high performance working
practices, and many British managers are unaware of the potential or wary of the
challenge they present."
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Contacts: Nick Evans (Ext 204) or Ligia Teixeira (Ext 201)
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High Performance Working (ISBN 92-2-112801-6) by David N Ashton and Johnny Sung
is published by ILO-London. It is available from
further information contact Nick Evans on 020 7828 6401 Ext 203,
or Ligia Teixeira on 020 7828 6401, Ext 201.
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