ERIC Number: ED131136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Equal Employment Legislation: Alternative Means of Compliance.
Daum, Jeffrey W.
Alternative means of compliance available to organizations to bring their manpower uses into line with existing equal employment legislation are discussed in this paper. The first area addressed concerns the classical approach to selection and placement based on testing methods. The second area discussed reviews various nontesting techniques, such as training and orientation-immersion programs. The third section looks at affirmative action programs and their impact on compliance. Finally, based on present trends, an extrapolation is made of future means of compliance available to organizations. One factor which is apparent with respect to existing manpower management systems and which is reflected in the alternative means of compliance discussed in this paper is the need for the"intake" functions of organizations to become more sensitive to the idiosyncratic strengths and weaknesses of the (new) employees. It is emphasized that educators need to demonstrate a strong advocacy to the ideology behind the existing legislation--that of insuring equal opportunity to all individuals based solely on job performance capabilities. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Modification of a paper presented at the Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, 1976)