Whereas cooperation between railway administrations in the technical field has long been a matter of course, there was for a long time only a limited exchange of views on personnel questions. But now the UIC Working Party 9B has collated basic experiences in twelve areas in a form that all administrations will be able to use. The surveys covered the following fields: methods and systems of training supervisors, training and in-service training of instructors, training of locomotive drivers, training and in-service training in the field of data processing, the use of data processing facilities for personnel administration purposes, organization of the careers of managerial staff, methods for evaluating the job of staff members, the planning of staff levels, instruction as a tool of management, the employment of foreign workers, the employment of women, and the use of techniques from applied psychology for the purposes of personnel management. In many cases the results contained in these reports can be used to spare the railways some costly research. The growing importance of personnel matters begs the question of how an exchange of experiences could be guaranteed in future.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Westphalen, H G
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Accession Number: 00316567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM