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The Human Side of Skills and Knowledge

By C. Irena Grugulis

Abstract

YesThe goal of decent work is best expressed through the eyes of people. It is about your job and future prospects; about your working conditions; about balancing work and family life, putting your kids through school or getting them out of child labour. It is about gender equality, equal recognition, and enabling women to make choices and take control of their lives. It is about personal abilities to compete in the market place, keep up with new technological skills and remain healthy. It is about developing your entrepreneurial skills, about receiving a fair share of wealth that you have helped to create and not being discriminated against; it is about having a voice in your workplace and your community . . . . For everybody, decent work is about securing human dignity (ILO 2001:7 - 8 cited in Green 2006:19 - 20)

Topics: Human Resource Management, HRM, Skills, Knowledge, Working Conditions
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:bradscholars.brad.ac.uk:10454/1023
Provided by: Bradford Scholars

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