Structuring change: training and recruitment in retail banking in Germany, Britain and France

Quack, Sigrid, O'Reilly, Jacqueline and Hildebrandt, Swen (1995) Structuring change: training and recruitment in retail banking in Germany, Britain and France. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 6 (4). pp. 759-794. ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

This paper compares recent developments in the recruitment and training practices of retail banks in Germany, Britain and France. It examines how common competitive pressures have resulted in companies adopting significantly different solutions to these challenges. This is largely due to the constraints and opportunities created by national as well as particular sectoral institutional arrangements in each country. As a result of the behaviour of individual banks, sectoral training providers and state-guided training institutions, the creation of a pool of highly skilled labour with higher levels of individual motivation varies between the countries. This research shows how by cooperating at both the sectoral and the national level companies can reduce the problem of free riders and benefit from a general improvement in the quality of available labour. However, this problem has been more successfully managed in France and Germany than in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 07:53
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 07:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68589
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