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ERIC Number: ED019411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 56
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Reference Count: 0
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SELECTION AND TRAINING, A SURVEY OF IOWA MANUFACTURING FIRMS. MONOGRAPH SERIES NO. 4.
SHERIFF, DON R.; AND OTHERS
INFORMATION ON EMPLOYEE SELECTION AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES WAS SECURED FROM QUESTIONNAIRES RETURNED BY 215 OF 283 FIRMS EMPLOYING AT LEAST 100 PERSONS. DATA FROM 207 SEPARATE ITEMS FOR EACH FIRM WERE KEY PUNCHED AND TABULATED INTO MULTIVARIATE CROSS-CLASSIFICATIONS. OVER 60 PERCENT OF THE FIRMS WERE IN CITIES HAVING OVER 25,000 POPULATION, 40 PERCENT WERE BRANCHES OR DIVISIONS OF MULTI-PLANT COMPANIES, 50 PERCENT WERE UNDER 25 YEARS OLD, AND 53 PERCENT HAD BETWEEN 100 AND 250 EMPLOYEES. RECRUITMENT TECHNIQUES VARIED WITH THE TYPE OF EMPLOYEE TO BE SELECTED. NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING WAS MOST COMMONLY USED FOR MANAGERIAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND TECHNICAL EMPLOYEES, PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES FOR CLERICAL EMPLOYEES, AND UNSOLICITED APPLICATIONS FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES. AS THE EMPLOYMENT LEVEL OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO BE SELECTED INCREASED, THE GREATER WAS THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE FIRM WOULD USE SOME FORM OF ADVERTISING, CONTACT A PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY, OR RECRUIT THROUGH TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OR COLLEGES. ONLY 159 FIRMS SUPPLIED INFORMATION ON TRAINING PROGRAMS. OF THESE, 85.5 PERCENT OFFERED NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION, 47.2 OFFERED APPRENTICESHIP PREPARATION, 60.4 PERCENT OFFERED CLERICAL EDUCATION, AND 48.3 PERCENT PROVIDED TECHNICAL TRAINING. MOST TRAINING WAS OFFERED ON AN INPLANT BASIS. PRACTICES MOST FREQUENTLY USED WERE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, OUT-OF-PLANT TRAINING, TUITION REFUND BY EMPLOYERS TO ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND EVALUATION OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES BY PERFORMANCE RECORDS AND RESULTS-ORIENTED DATA. APPENDIXES INCLUDE THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Center for Labor and Management.
Identifiers: IOWA