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Title: Human resource issues and industry trends in the UK conventions and exhibitions industry
Authors: Ladkin, A
McCabe, V
Keywords: Human resources
Industry trends
Issue Date: 2010
Source: The 20th Annual Conference of Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), Tasmania, Australia, 8-11 February 2010 How to cite?
Abstract: This paper explores human resource issues and industry trends in the UK convention and exhibitions industry. The current economic climate has given rise to particular challenges for the industry which in turn have implications for those employed in the sector. The research collects empirical interview data from nine managers in the industry and explores the following themes; the operational challenges in the current business environment and how they can be addressed, employee challenges, and survival strategies for organisations. Findings indicate that the operational challenges are in the areas of reducing costs of the businesses, gaining access to finances and the changing nature of business. Employee’s challenges evident are in terms of threats of redundancy and measures to reduce pay costs. Survival strategies are varied and include reducing costs, expanding the areas of business, offering value for money and improving services. Conclusions are discussed in relation too human resource issues in the current economic climate.
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