Exploring a sustainable local workforce supply model for construction industry in Malaysia

Kasim, Narimah and Shamsuddin, Alina and Abdullah, Norhazana and Md Noor, Haris and Ramin, Ahmad Kaseri (2012) Exploring a sustainable local workforce supply model for construction industry in Malaysia. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

HRP is a common concept in management theory. It has been practiced in many fields such as: business, engineering, medicine and science; as a corollary; it can be implemented on lacks of local workforce (labor) participation in Malaysian construction industry. Previous studies had shown that HRP influencing factors on construction workforces may be caused by organization strategy; organization changes; organization culture; nature of work; leadership and experiences; empowerment of labor; legislation; economic changes; technologies changes; and demographic changes. Therefore, a study on HRP influencing factors is imperative to rectify the problem A mixed method research approach was adopted. Semi structured interviews were conducted to ten respondent includes government and non-government organizations in order to investigate current issues and practices of HRP in Malaysian construction industry. The interviews findings underpinned by literature findings were used to construct questionnaire survey. Questionnaire surveys were used to measure hypothesis testing: significant and dominant factors of HRP for local workforce supply in Malaysian construction industry. Two hundred and six respondents from random of contractors in Malaysia participated in the survey. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The statistical analysis showed that organization strategy; nature of work; economic changes; and demographic (social) changes are significant factors. Economic changes identified as dominant factors of HRP for local workforce supply in Malaysian construction industry. The framework was developed and identified local workforce requirements in construction industry. Framework evaluation was carried by focus group interviews with managerial of construction organizations to assess its completeness and usability. The framework was found to have a good fit and valid. The insights gained from this research suggest ways in facilitate new practicing approach of HRP for local workforce supply in Malaysian construction industry.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
ID Code:2872
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:07 Dec 2012 10:10
Last Modified:07 Dec 2012 10:10

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