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ERIC Number: EJ771981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Employment and Educational Equivalence Outcomes as Measures of Employment and Career Counselling
Conger, Stuart; Hiebert, Bryan
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v41 n3 p186-194 2007
In Canada, government departments and other funders of services tend to view change in employment status as the primary indicator of success in career and employment counselling. If a client becomes employed, the counselling is viewed as successful, while all other outcomes are viewed as failures. We advance the idea that many other outcomes, such as seeking further training, can result in increased financial productivity over the long term, and therefore an employment equivalence measurement can be developed to depict this outcome. Furthermore, employment equivalence can interact with factors such as increased salary resulting from further training to yield a measure of return on investment that provides an indication of the financial return on some counselling outcomes that do not produce an immediate change in employment status. Numerous examples are provided to illustrate how employment equivalence and return on investment can be used to demonstrate the value of career development services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada