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ERIC Number: ED085577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 146
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Disincentives to Effective Employee Training and Development.
Salinger, Ruth D.
The purposes of the study were to identify disincentives to effective employee training and development in government agencies and to recommend means of offsetting them. The three stages of the study were (1) an initial search for information including a survey of employee development specialists, a literature search, a review of the findings of a special study on utilization and productivity, and a review of the previous "Decision to Train" study, (2) development of working hypotheses as they applied to executives, managers and supervisors, employee development specialists (EDS), and employees, and (3) indepth studies to test the hypotheses. A budget study showed that little long-range planning for training and development is carried out at top levels. Disincentives to training occur as a result of personnel ceiling reductions and restrictions on travel. A study was made of the role of employee development specialists. Indepth case studies were carried out in three Federal agencies representing varied missions, organizational structures, sizes, and grade levels and occupations, by questionnaire and interview. It was found that supervisors and managers train and develop employees unsystematically and mostly for short-term objectives. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Training Management Div.