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ERIC Number: ED465072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Perceived Influence of Industry-Sponsored Credentials in the Information Technology Industry.
Bartlett, Kenneth R.
A study investigated the influence of information technology (IT)-industry-sponsored credentials from both organizational and individual perspectives. A senior-level human resource (HR) executive from each of 33 organizations with 500 or more employees completed a paper-and-pencil questionnaire (response rate=66% of the 50 organizations comprising the sample for this study), while 245 IT employees from these organizations completed an Internet-based survey at the invitation of their executive (response rate can't be calculated). Findings indicated that HR executives still saw traditional four-year college degrees as the desired qualification for entry into the IT industry; they held attitudes that IT-industry-sponsored credentials assisted in the recruitment process, reduced training costs, and had a somewhat positive impact on training, learning, motivation to transfer learning, and job performance; the majority of HR executives believed industry-sponsored credentials reduced employees' sense of teamwork, camaraderie, and ability to solve problems creatively; and IT employees felt industry-sponsored credentials will influence the recruitment process and opportunities for further training and development. Additional analysis also found significant differences in the perceived influence of industry-sponsored credentials among those employees who have earned credentials as compared to those who have not. (Appendixes include 116 references and HR executive and employee questionnaires.) (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.; National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.