Training in the new private sector in Russia
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Training in the new private sector in Russia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 11 (1). pp. 19-36. ISSN 0958-5192Full text not available from this repository.
The growth of the new private sector in Russia has been associated with the expansion of trade and services, requiring a labour force with different occupational and skill characteristics from those of the Soviet economy. This paper reports on thr first research ever undertaken on training practices in the new private sector in Russia. The analysis is based on forty case studies of new private enterprises and a large-scale household survey in four relatively prosperous Russian cities carried out in the first half of 1998.
The paper shows that the old system of vocational retraining has largely collapsed, but very little has arisen to take its place. The majority of new private employers make very little provision for the training of their employees, relying heavily on training provided by previous state employers or on the motivation of their own employees or prospective employees to undertake training on their own initiative, at their own expense and in their own time. At the same time, the availability of appropriate training is limited and it is extremely expensive in relation to the resources available to new private employers. Nevertheless, those who undertake training experience significant increases in earnings.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|Official Date:||February 2000|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 19-36|
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