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ERIC Number: ED474290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 35
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Issues in HRD. Symposium.
This document contains four papers on issues in human resource development (HRD). "Employability By Sector of Industry: Taking Account of Supply and Demand Characteristics (Andries de Grip, Jasper B. van Loo, Jos M.A.F. Sanders) reports on development of an Industry Employability Index that integrates both supply and demand determinants of workers' employability as well as industry-dependent facilitating conditions such as age, gender, and educational level. "Performance Improvement for Teacher Selection: A Holistic Approach to HRD Interventions" (Kiyoe Harada, Jeffry S. Bowman) discusses what the authors consider the inadequacy of most current teacher hiring decisions, which depend on interviews only or rely on the hunches of personnel administrators. To militate against these ad hoc methods, a holistic approach was taken in order to suggest an HRD intervention model for teacher selection that encompasses these four stages: recruitment, screening, interview, and hiring decision. "Employment Retention and Advancement Among Post-Welfare Participants in Wisconsin: Insights from W-2 Agency Representatives and Employers" (Mary V. Alfred, Larry G. Martin) reports findings from surveys and interviews of Wisconsin Works agency representatives and employers who identified these barriers to employment and advancement faced by unsubsidized former welfare recipients: child care, transportation problems, and poor math and written English skills. Among the strategic initiatives to counter-balance the barriers faced by workers were the following: employment-based or other continuing education programs to increase basic skills; greater collaborative relationships between agencies and employers; worksite mentoring; and on-site child care or childcare subsidies. "Multi-Source Feedback Appraisal in Two Types of Organizational Structures: How Self, Supervisor and Other Ratings Differ" (Karen K. Yarrish, Judith A. Kolb) investigated the variability of evaluation ratings of 118 nurse aides in tightly- and loosely-coupled organizations and found greater variability when ratees work off-site. All four papers have substantial bibliographies. (AJ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Wisconsin