ERIC Number: ED024762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for the Design of New Careers. Staff Paper.
Fine, Sidney A.
The design of new careers involves technical and strategic considerations and commitment on the part of employers that transforms dead-end jobs into opportunities for growth and makes the technical and strategic guidelines relevant. Technical guidelines include (1) titling positions to reflect commitment to a career, (2) using selection procedures that recognize the range and development of potential, (3) structuring tasks to allow for higher functional attainment and increased discretionary functioning, (4) providing supervision that implements the growing of people as well as the achieving of production standards, (5) providing regular increases in compensation to correspond with increased experience and competence, and (6) providing training and growth opportunities for those who can and need to achieve higher functional performance. Strategic guidelines include: (1) directing opportunities for new careers primarily at the poor and disadvantaged, (2) developing new careers primarily in the newly emerging community and health services work fields, and (3) initiating new careers by resorting to both short-and long-term approaches, and, especially, by avoiding assumptions that ignore the realities of professionalization. (JK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Opportunities, Careers, Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Employer Attitudes, Guidelines, Health Services, Industrial Structure, Personnel Selection
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1101 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, (No charge for single copies)
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Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.