ERIC Number: ED391082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
JOBSEARCH: Modelling Behaviour and Improving Practice. Manpower Commentary Series.
Atkinson, J.; And Others
This document, which was developed after an extensive literature review and study of the United Kingdom's labor market and job search methods, is intended to be a tool for Employment Service personnel assisting unemployed job seekers. First, the following aspects of the job search environment are considered: occupational labor markets and recruitment channels; the recruitment orientations of different types of employers; characteristics of unemployed job seekers and the psychological effects and problems of unemployment that may impinge on their job search behaviors; the institutional Employment Service framework and public policies in the United Kingdom; and international perspectives on the assisted job search. Next, a simple generic model of the job search process is presented that calls for the following three stages of actions by Employment Service personnel: initial advice and guidance; initial implementation of job search activity; maintenance and fine tuning of job search strategies; and review of job search procedures and job choices. Appended are the following: 93-item bibliography, list of experts consulted, discussion guide, research specification, and list of 54 reports about employment and the labor market in the United Kingdom. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Counseling, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Foreign Countries, Job Search Methods, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Models, National Surveys, Program Development, Public Policy, Unemployment
BEBC Distribution, 15 Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3LL, England, United Kingdom (40 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment Dept., London (England).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. of Manpower Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States