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- Can perception influence the value of the training and development experience in call centre's?
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Business & Law, Newcastle Business School
- The lack of skilled workers is one of the key challenges faced by call centre (CC) managers in the local industry, particularly with the shift towards more knowledge intensive work. CC's are one of the fastest growing service sector occupations, but concerns have arisen about the sustainability of the industry due to the inability to fill higher skilled jobs. This paper explores the role that perception plays in defining the value of training and development experiences in CC's. Questionnaires and focus groups conducted in ten CC's show that whilst employees are in fact gaining skills due to their employment, training programs are yet to be widely formalised and frequently have little connection to industry standards and qualifications. Furthermore, while training needs have increased due to ICT, and work has become more knowledge intensive, the invisible elements of work associated with simultaneously managing customer service, work queues and technology fail to be recognised. Hence, the questions raised concern whether employee perception can influence the value of the training and development experience in call centres.
- Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity: 24th AIRAANZ Conference (AIRAANZ 2010). Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity: Proceedings of the 24th Conference Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ 2010) (Sydney 3-5 February, 2010)
- University of Western Sydney
training and development
- Resource Type
- conference paper