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Unformatted text preview: nally, employment security surprisingly appears to assist
in collecting child support.
A more liberal interpretation of statistical significance would add three other
incidents. Supervisory status and employment security would contribute to the ability to
keep individuals off of welfare. The former may represent additional experience. The
latter may reflect an ability to withstand the pressure for the short-term, McJobs approach
that welfare reform has often engendered. Finally, training is seen as having a negative
affect on obtaining child support. Perhaps this reflects not on training per se but on the
nature of the training itself. Inappropriate training that takes professionals away from the
doing their jobs is not going to make a positive contribution. Similar explanations may
also underlie the failure of other practices (e.g., see Riccucci and Lurie, 2001 with regard
to performance appraisal systems).
Since 1995, North Carolina counties have been engaged in the transformation of
social welfare in America. The basic goals and objectives of our welfare system have
been refocused. This process has also focused on the administrative capacity of the state
and county agencies charged with these missions. As such, strategic human resources
management should play an important role in the success of welfare reform. While 20 administrative techniques should not be expected to provide "miracle cures," they should
make noticeable contributions. Just as school principals can't single-handedly improve the
educational performance of students, they can be expected to assist in it.
Yet, the human resources practices found among North Carolina counties show
only moderate use of strategic human resources concepts. While a high performance
organization would entail a greater degree of strategic human resource practice use, it
would not reflect the reality of everyday public sector organizations. In addition the
methodological limitations of the outcome assessment measures employed here
contribute, in part, to these findings....
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