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ERIC Number: ED029194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 73
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Supervisory Selection and Training in Manufacturing Industry.
Jenkins, David
A study of the selection of supervisors and of their formal training in Great Britain shows that lack of reliable methods to measure job performance causes difficulty in developing training programs. Qualities of the successful supervisor must be identified; this involves measuring knowledge in areas of technology, wage and production systems, as well as skills in operations, clerical and administrative areas, problem solving, and social competencies. While established supervisors may be observed, deficiencies determined, and appropriate training imparted, the potential supervisor must have special training for development of necessary job skills. Limitations of formal training include lack of relationship between course objectives and training needs, greater emphasis on classroom performance than on the job, and difficulties in transfer of general knowledge to specific situations. Training is most successful when it imparts knowledge or skills, influences attitudes, or affects behavior. External courses enable grouping of supervisors on the basis of industry, production systems, and product, while internal courses are useful in imparting knowledge of the firm and its policies, and providing realistic appraisal of discrepancies between policy and practice. (pt)
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Identifiers: Great Britain