ERIC Number: ED391047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Employer and Employee Roles in Workplace-Based Career Development: The Challenge of Change in the Workplace. Workforce Brief #6.
To meet the challenge of a workplace shaped by technological change and global competition, employers and employees must identify their mutual interests in dealing with change and work together to plan career development programs that will benefit employers (by improving productivity and competitiveness) and employees (by enhancing their value in the labor market and their employability prospects). Among the steps that employers must take are the following: recognize the partnership between employers and employees in the struggle to stay competitive; provide timely, useful labor market information; provide job information that supports career planning; provide guidance/counseling services; and provide support for employees pursuing their career development plans. Employees must take the following actions: understand the employer-employee partnership and take responsibility for their role in the partnership; stay informed; clarify their motivations and expectations; engage in career planning; and make career development a continuous process. Employers and employees wishing to begin a work-based career development program should do the following: work together; assess their current situation; and seek outside help from local community colleges, trade associations, government agencies, the National Skill Standards Board, and/or other nonprofit organizations. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Development, Cooperative Planning, Corporate Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Information Needs, Information Sources, Program Development
National Alliance of Business, Distribution, P.O. Box 501, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (25 copies: $7.75); or on the World Wide Web: http://www.psu.edu/institutes/nwac.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 378 406-407, ED 380 555-556, ED 382 794, ED 384 776-777, ED 386 592, and CE 070 623-625. Product of the National Workforce Assistance Collaborative.