ERIC Number: ED079075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of and Demand for Engineers and Scientists in Industrial Research.
Alden, John D.
A survey of the employment and demand for scientists and engineers in industrial research laboratories was made among all companies belonging to the Industrial Research Institute and a number of other organizations early in 1972. A questionnaire was used to analyze such aspects as reliability of future estimates, employment trends, personnel movement patterns for 1971, degree of success in personnel movements, availability and qualification of applicants, employee transfer, executive development, fringe benefits, and conditions of employment. Data analyses of 86 replies showed the evidence of personnel movements into areas of rapid payoff. Personnel reductions were not large, and, by 1973, most industry groups expected to expand again. A shift of emphasis back toward longer-range research activities and a stable working situation in laboratories were marked. Continuing liberalization of benefits was anticipated for the future, but at a gradual pace. Project leadership ability was needed, and managerial skill was likely to be found among experienced personnel. Besides 32 statistical tables, a sample questionnaire and instructions for entering data are included. (CC)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Engineers, Industry, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Scientific Research, Scientists, Surveys, Work Environment
Engineering Manpower Commission, Engineers Joint Council, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($5.00 - Pub. No. 228)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.; Scientific Manpower Commission, Washington, DC.; Industrial Research Inst., New York, NY.