ERIC Number: ED038701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-23
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What Counselors Should Know (and Do) About Employers' Hiring Requirements.
Counselors must take a more active role in helping young people make the transition from school to work. If counselors are to become a part of the linkage system between school and work, they will have to change their posture from "neutral" sources of occupational and job information to active developers of information and to participants in the job seeking process. Presently, many of the hiring requirements based on education, aptitude testing, age, and appearance are questionable and unrealistic and contribute to the unemployment of young men and women. The only true measure of the effectiveness of a worker is his performance on the job. Yet hiring standards are rarely validated in relation to job performance. In order to bring about fairer hiring practices, counselors must act as "Change agents" and recommend to employers whose hiring standards are not valid that they should be modified. This proposition calls for a socially responsible activist role for counselors. (RSM)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.; American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970