Human Resources Development – Article Example

Human resource development Jian and Jiang ed the article that the International Business & Management journal published on August 31, Theauthors aimed to develop an understanding on factors that affect rural human resource development and policy measures to the factors in Chongqing. The study used probability-sampling approaches for sample selection and recruited participants from 23 villages. Questionnaires were then used for data collection from a total of 750 research participants but 30 participants did not respond while 20 of the returned questionnaires were not valid. The considered sample was balanced with respect to age and gender and quantitative data analysis software was used to analyze the data. Institutional factors to rural human resource development identified loss of rural talents as young people, especially trained people, move from rural areas. Further, the government plays minimal role in ensuring health security. Direct help to farmers has significant benefits while free education policy has not benefited people in the rural set up. Even though the government has agencies and personnel for rural human resource development, effectiveness of such agencies is just average. Rural residents also lack training and awareness that the government should provide to them and they believe that the government’s performance in human resource development is poor. The participants however reported appreciation of education and their willingness to try new skills even though government’s investments in human capital remain poor. Identified challenges to rural human resource development included single mode of income, urbanization, and the labour market. The research identifies changes in the government’s approach to the human resource development, awareness creation on potentials, and facilitated outflow of labour (Jian and Jiang, 106- 111).
Works cited
Jian, Xiang, and Jiang, Wu. “Study on the rural human resource development influence factors and the policies response: Evidence from Chongqing city.” International Business and Management (2013) 7.1, 106-111.