ERIC Number: ED187376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Second Annual Employer Satisfaction Survey.
Broadbent, William A.
A state-wide survey of the personnel directors at 31 randomly selected firms with 180 employees or more was conducted to determine employer attitudes toward those employees who had graduated from high school or community college vocational education programs. The survey, administered during personal interviews, asked participants to: (1) indicate the area of training most heavily represented by employees who had experienced vocational education; (2) compare those employees who had not undergone training with those who had; and (3) evaluate, on a five-point Likert scale, vocationally trained employees against 11 criteria commonly used in employee evaluations. Survey results indicated that service firms were the most heavily represented group in the sample, and that business education was the most common training area among employees who had undergone high school or community college vocational education. The majority of respondents felt that vocational education students were better prepared for employment than those students with no such training; none indicated that vocational students were less prepared. The overall rating for high school graduates on the five-point scale was 3.4, and community college graduates received a 3.9. Both groups were rated highly on mechanical skills, work attitudes, and motivation. Data tables and selected respondent comments are provided in the study report. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the State Director for Vocational Education.