Sustainable Strategies on Human Resources Management and Development in an Era of Public Sector: Reflections from Hong Kong Qualifications Framework and it implications for policy-makers
Wong Wai Lun Vincent (Hong Kong Public Administration Association)
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate sustainable strategies on Human Resources Management (HRM) and Human Resources Development (HRD) in an era of public sector based on the reflections from Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, as well as its implications for policy-makers.
In this paper, the policy background of HKQF would be discussed. As a major HRM and HRD policy initiative, HKQF has been introduced in Hong Kong in 2008 with an aim to enhance the quality, professionalism and competitiveness of the workforce. HKQF is a platform covering academic, vocational and professional, as well as continuing education sectors to promote lifelong learning. Under HKQF, there are 8 key component strategies promoting the HRM and HRD of Hong Kong, including 1) establishing Industry Training Advisory Committees; 20 drawing up Specification of Competency Standards for industries; 3) implementing Recognition of Prior Learning mechanism in the relevant industries; 4) promoting Specification of Generic (Foundation) Competencies; 5) maintaining a Qualifications Register; 6) introducing the Award Titles Scheme and the use of QF credit; 7) promulgating the policy, principles and operational guidelines for implementation of Credit Accumulation and Transfer system; 8) building up network with QF authorities and quality assurance (QA) bodies. Finally, the policy implications for human capital or manpower policy-makers would be delineated.
THEME B: Human Resources and Social Capital for Sustainable Development
Empowering Governance Stakeholders for Quality Public Service