ERIC Number: ED326711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Strategies for a Changing Labor Force: A Primer on Innovative Programs and Policies. Research Report 90-01.
Seitchik, Adam; And Others
This guide is for employers to use in planning future human resources strategies. Part 1 focuses on three practical strategies germane to most labor and skill shortage problems. The first chapter reviews challenges employers face. Chapter 2 presents two basic strategies for strengthening entry-level recruitment and staffing: strengthening the basics and broadening the recruitment net. An appendix presents issues involved in developing workplace testing programs. Chapter 3 reviews major issues in the design and implementation of basic skills programs. The fourth chapter discusses the importance of dependent care benefits, employers' responses, planning a dependent care benefit, and alternative program models. Part 2 contains case studies of five organizations that developed successful programs and policies in response to labor force changes: the Alliance for Employee Growth and Development, a joint human resources development venture; Highland Park Day Care Center, a consortium-based model for providing on-site child care services; Superior Technical Ceramics, which implemented an in-house basic skills program; Lancaster Labs, Inc., which built its own on-site day care facility; and Motorola Inc., which implemented basic skills programs. The case studies present a detailed account of the experience of each organization and outline key lessons and issues that emerged in program implementation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Dependents, Employer Supported Day Care, Employment Practices, Entry Workers, Fringe Benefits, Job Placement, Labor Force Development, Occupational Tests, Personnel Policy, Program Design, Program Implementation, Recruitment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.