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Carley, L A, Haas, C T, Borcherding, J D and Goodrum, P M (2003) Experiences with multiskilling among non-union craft workers in US industrial construction projects. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 10(06), 374–81.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Construction Industry; Labour; Multiskilling; Employees Attitudes; Workforce Planning; United States of America
- ISBN/ISSN: 0969-9988
- URL: http://titania.emeraldinsight.com/vl=1289930/cl=13/nw=1/rpsv/cgi-bin/linker?ini=emerald&reqidx=/cw/mcb/09699988/v10n6/s1/p374
Multiskilling refers to a labour utilization strategy in which workers learn multiple skills in one or more trades outside of their primary trade. Over 700 non-union craft workers across the USA were surveyed as part of a research effort. The data collected show that a slight increase in the breadth of skills positively impacts a worker's hourly wage, but only a weak relationship was found between multiskilling and more continuous employment.