ERIC Number: ED303681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development Programs in the Workplace. Information Series No. 333.
Slavenski, Lynn; Buckner, Marilyn
A number of factors drive the current trend toward career development in the workplace. They include the need to predict personnel needs, social and demographic trends, changing nature of work, changing types of jobs, equity, productivity, technological change, and organizational philosophies. Career development is important at every step in the management cycle, the system by which employees join, grow, and develop within an organization. It is a system consisting of all of those programs and tools used to support the entire management cycle. The career development model can be divided into three phases: staffing, evaluating, and developing. Creation of a career development program first requires an assessment of the organization's need for career development. After needs assessment, the developer must create a vision of what the career development should be, initially including all possibilities. Next, an action plan must be developed. The final step is evaluation of the program and revisions, if necessary. Many research opportunities still exist in the field of career development in such specific areas as integration of career systems with other organizational systems, objectives-based program evaluation, and effects of organizational cultural variables. (Includes 94 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Job Performance, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, On the Job Training, Personnel Management, Program Development, Quality of Working Life, Staff Development, Vocational Adjustment
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.