ERIC Number: ED268391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Helping the Dislocated Worker: Employer and Employee Perceptions. Research and Development Series No. 243D.
Zahniser, Gale; And Others
This publication presents employer and employee perceptions regarding life and job adjustment patterns of dislocated workers. Its intended audience includes the various groups who work with dislocated workers, including service providers and outplacing and hiring employers, and the displaced workers themselves. Chapter I provides an overview of the problem of occupational adjustment. Chapter II analyzes job and life adjustment experiences of 120 blue-collar, dislocated workers. Seven categories of adjustments that workers reported making on new jobs are addressed. Eight worker profiles are included. Chapter III provides information from 17 employers who had hired dislocated workers. Information is presented regarding characteristics of reemployed workers and employer practices related to hiring, orienting, training, and supporting dislocated workers. Employers' observations concerning dislocated workers' job adjustment are also presented. Chapter IV reviews major problems dislocated workers experienced during unemployment and the assistance and services they sought and received. Workers' perceptions and recommendations are examined for three categories of services: informal assistance, government transfer payments, and special programs. Chapter V reviews worker and employer recommendations for service improvement. Guidelines for easing the unemployment-to-reemployment transition are offered for dislocated workers, hiring employers, and service providers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Change, Coping, Dislocated Workers, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Employment Services, Guidelines, Human Services, Job Placement, Job Training, Outplacement Services (Employment), Retraining, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD243D--$8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 241 740-742.