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Explanatory paper

Andrews, C., Boddington, R., & McCormick, N. (2015). HR standards: An Australian story. Project funded by the Workplace Productivity Programme (WPP) of the Australian government's Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).

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In this explanatory paper we describe the Australian Universities HR Standards Project, an initiative that ran from 2007 to 2011. Since the Project was completed there have been a number of initiatives in the HR standards space, each following different paths. With that in mind it is important to document the background to this project and the views of the authors on relevant issues, in particular the reasons for adopting the direction taken in formulating these HR standards.



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