Labour attraction and retention in rural and remote Queensland communities

Labour attraction and retention in rural and remote Queensland communities Journal Article

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies

  • Author(s): Karen Becker, Paul Hyland, Claudine Soosay
  • Published: 2013
  • Volume: 19

Abstract: Attracting and retaining a skilled labour force is a critical yet complex issue for rural and remote communities. This article reports the findings of a study investigating the current approaches to attraction and retention in two separate Australian regions. Building on previously developed models, this research analyses the roles employers and wider communities are playing, or potentially could play, in addressing issues that influence labour shortages. The findings of this research highlight the complexities of labour attraction and retention and emphasise the need for communities and businesses to work together to overcome labour shortages in rural and remote locations.

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Karen Becker, Paul Hyland, Claudine Soosay, 2013, Labour attraction and retention in rural and remote Queensland communities, Volume:19, Journal Article, viewed 18 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=2875.

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