ERIC Number: ED299462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Basics: The Skills Employers Want.
Carnevale, Anthony P.; And Others
A two-year research project was conducted to determine the skills employers consider necessary for the workplace. Recent changes in the economy have made employers begin to realize that they must assist their current and future workers in achieving competency in workplace basics if they are to be competitive. Employers have come to realize the undeniable linkage between work force skills and the competitive cycle and the importance of basic skills in the face of rapid technical change. The following skills have been recognized as being extremely important: learning skills; basic skills (reading, writing, computation); listening and oral communication; adaptability (creative thinking, problem solving); personal management (self-esteem, goal setting/motivation, personal/career development); group effectiveness (interpersonal skilll, negotiation, teamwork); and influence (organizational effectiveness and leadership). An applied approach to developing a program to deliver workplace basics must include the following steps: identify and assess problems; build support; propose a plan; perform a task analysis; develop and design a curriculum; and implement, evaluate, and monitor the program. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, VA.