ERIC Number: ED417272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Discovering the Possibilities of Career Counseling in Business and Industry.
The changing nature of the workplace is increasing recognition of the fact that employee career development is a lifelong process essential to the achievement and maintenance of a high-quality, competitive work force. Offering employees the opportunity to participate in growth and development programs that include career counseling, assessment, and planning components will enable them to maximize their potential within a company and take advantage of the opportunities available to them. The National Career Development Guidelines developed by the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee in 1990 are excellent sources for business and industry human resource development specialists seeking to devise a career development approach for adults. Successful strategies for implementing employee career development programs include the following: employee career center; career information seminars; career development workshops; individual career counseling/coaching; self-help materials; and computerized career systems. Many companies use professional resources such as Job Training Partnership Act programs, vocational centers, community colleges, or state employment service offices. The following are among the components of successful employee career programs: outreach campaign; initial employee consultation; informal assessments; procedures for interpreting and communicating assessment results; career exploration; career decision making; career action plan development; referrals and support; and program marketing. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Counseling, Career Development, Corporate Education, Counseling Services, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Informal Assessment, Labor Force Development, Marketing, Outreach Programs, Private Sector, Program Development, School Business Relationship
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Convention for Education, Training, and Development (Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, September 30-October 6, 1995).