Although a continual nationwide drive to develop human resources has enabled Korea to achieve rapid economic growth, Korean society has recently faced several emerging social and economic issues at the national, organizational, and individual levels including a higher unemployment rate, a skill mismatch between job seekers and the market, and the required additional cost of reeducation. To address these issues, the Korean government and private organizations have cooperated to create a new government-private sector collaboration model called a work-learning dual system (WLDS). Our study explored how WLDS functions in the workplace and its influence on learning and performance outcomes at various levels through interviews with multiple stakeholders and documents collected from the organizations that are responsible for the implementation of WLDS. We interviewed twelve employees and analyzed internal and external documents. The findings were presented within the key dimensions of talent development by Garavan, Carbery, and Rock (Eur J Train Dev 36(1):5-24, 2012), and the outcomes were specified from multiple stakeholders at various levels. WLDS provides important implications not only for research on talent development but also HRD practices through public-private partnerships.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Human Resource Development in South Korea|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory and Cases|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Oct 28 2020|
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