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|Title||The Development of Human Resources in the Construction Industry in Gaza Strip|
|Title in Arabic||تطوير الموارد البشرية في قطاع الانشاءات في قطاع غزة|
The development of human resources in construction industry has become a necessity over the last few decades; the un-development of human resources is a major factor inhibiting effective planning and implementation of construction projects in Gaza Strip. The employment of craftsmen in construction is characterized by unsuitability; the construction worker is hired on a project with the objectives of working him out of job by completing the project. The construction industry faces many challenges. Many of these challenges arise from the need to keep a skilled and competitive craft workforce, challenges such as changing demographic characteristics, changes in the economics and technology, difficulties in maintaining a skilled work force, rapid changes in the economy, social changes and organization technological environment changes. The main objective of this study is to study the causes of construction workers dissatisfaction in the construction sectors, identification of the factors that affect the development of the human resources in the Gaza Strip construction industry and development of a model for the human resources development in construction sector. The results point to that the main causes of construction workers dissatisfaction are: lack of possibilities for better future in the construction sector, lack of future skills improvement and training by the employer, lack of job security, lack of necessary incentives, working hours per day exceeding 8 hours and delay in salary payment The results indicated show that the main factors for human resources development in the construction industry are: skills development of manpower to increase performance, availability of appropriate training programs that can be implemented and measured, improve communication skills between project parties, political and security stability in the region for investment in construction and availability of training institutions to develop manpower skills. The finding of the study concluded the important of construction workforce characteristics, statistics and future trends. It also aims to the perceptions of the construction workers and employers. The findings of the study are of immense importance to policy makers in their mission to maintain skilled and adequate construction workforce able to face the future demand of this industry. The study recommends gathering statistical information on the construction workforce available in the construction sector, conducting training and education programs for the project mangers, site engineers and workforce to improve their skills. In addition to this a conceptual model for the development of the human resources in the construction industry in Gaza Strip was designed.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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