Development Paths and Mechanisms of Green Collar Human Resource in China: Based on Classification and Green Literacy Survey
International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2018, Pages: 89-96
Received: Oct. 12, 2018; Accepted: Nov. 1, 2018; Published: Nov. 28, 2018
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Liu Junzhen, Department of Human Resource Management, Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Ji Yunfei, Department of Human Resource Management, Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Wang Hongxuan, Department of Human Resource Management, Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Liu Yu, Department of Human Resource Management, Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
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With the development of concerns about environmental issues and advocacy and layout of the Green Economy in almost every country, a large number of Green-collar human resources demands inevitably have emerged. Green collar human resource development has become extremely urgent and important. It becomes significant to explore the approaches and major mechanisms for the development of green collar talent resources. Based on the clarification of the green meaning and extension meaning, and the literature review of green work, green employment and green collar, the authors summarize and analyze the unique working and living values, norms and behaviors of green collar. Then, 300 Chinese white-collars in workplace were investigated for their Green Literacy in their daily work and life. The survey found that the green behavior of employees in their daily work and life is not optimistic, and lacking of environmental legal knowledge, know-how skills of coping environment and pollution issues, supportive hardware facilities and cultural atmosphere were major Problem. According to the two essential classification dimensions of the Green-collars: green work and work greenly, the authors put forward the following categories of Green-collar human resources: “Non-green collar", "Light green collar", "Fake green collar", "True green collar" and "Decent green collar", Accordingly two typical evolution paths and development approaches were identified. Finally, the authors proposed and discussed the major Green-collar talents development mechanisms, including national green macroeconomic guidance, government policy support, green company certification and green management practices in enterprises, green culture propaganda, green-collar talents education and training, green collar work and life support in workplace, and society communication between green collars.
Green Collar, Green Literacy, Green Collar Classification, Human Resource Development, Development Paths and Mechanisms
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Liu Junzhen, Ji Yunfei, Wang Hongxuan, Liu Yu, Development Paths and Mechanisms of Green Collar Human Resource in China: Based on Classification and Green Literacy Survey, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2018, pp. 89-96. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20180305.12
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