ERIC Number: ED153069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Career Development in Industry. A Study of Selected Programs and Recommendations for Program Planning.
Cohen, Barbara S.
A study was conducted to see what specific programs have been developed for employee career planning and development in order to help organizations interested in establishing career development programs learn what other organizations are doing, what types of programs are in effect and how they are managed. The study was based upon information derived from interviews, the literature, and questionnaires sent to twenty-seven corporations. Summaries of the information derived from the data collected is presented according to an alphabetical listing of the corporations, among them AT&T, General Electric, IBM, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 3M Corporation, Naval Weapons Center, and Union Carbide Corporation. It was concluded that (1) there are few organized and centralized career development programs in effect; (2) many companies are currently in the process of developing such programs; (3) there is much to be done if the goals of the organization and the individual are to be meshed and obtained; and (4) skills banks and job postings should be tied in with career development to develop skills needed by certain employees in terms of development for manpower requirements. Extensive recommendations are made on the basis of the study, and implications of coordinated human resources development programs are discussed. (Appendixes contain other programs of interest and the questionnaire used in the study.) (TA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.