ERIC Number: ED065680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Using Task Data for Recruitment of Workers in Ornamental Horticulture: Report of a Field Test.
Berkey, Arthur L.; Drake, William E.
The field test of using task data for recruitment of horticulture workers is the final phase of a larger task analysis study of the ornamental horticulture industry in New York State. The field test is designed to obtain a realistic assessment of the potential of task checklists for recruitment, including: (1) employer acceptance attitudes toward the new method, and (2) the feasibility and efficiency of the method. All horticulture employers in all nine business areas in the three counties constituted the employer population for the test, which was run during the months of September and October of 1971. Specific conclusions include: (1) The task checklists are not a viable recruitment tool for use with the total horticulture industry at this time, (2) Employers perceive the task checklists to have potential for recruitment of horticulture workers, (3) The length of the checklist should be reduced, and (4) The checklists have potential for uses other than recruitment. Related documents are available as VT 016 114 and VT 016 170 in this issue. (GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Div. of Employment.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.