ERIC Number: ED410429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Linkages. Factors That May Influence Companies' Readiness To Implement Workplace Training.
Johnson, Elaine P.
Factors affecting companies' readiness to implement workplace training were identified through a survey completed by 50 selected partner companies of the 44 National Workplace Literacy grantees during 1995-1996. Selection of the business partners to whom the survey was administered was left to the grantees' discretion. A 25-item questionnaire called the Critical Linkages survey was used to collect information regarding the following: companies' products and services; the time from businesses' first contact with the workplace literacy organization to the beginning of their first literacy training; and factors associated with the early implementation of workplace literacy programs. Of the companies surveyed, 67% began initial workplace literacy training within 10 months of their initial contact with a workplace literacy organization. The following factors were associated with earlier implementation of workplace literacy training: large company; increasing work force (in the case of product manufacturers but not service deliverers); recent increase or decrease in profits or level of service; restructuring and new technology; previous experience with workplace education programs; and company that values flexibility and worker autonomy. (Appended are the survey instrument, survey-related correspondence, a frequency distribution, and a data analysis.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Attitude Measures, Early Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Influences, Literacy Education, National Surveys, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Northern Community Coll., Wheeling.