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Hamm, Erwin C.||Hulfachor, Roy

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Industry and Technology


Employee motivation; Career education


The purpose of this study was to analyze the contemporary career development programs within selected organizations and outline the approach or thought process taken to develop the programs. In this thesis, an outline of parameters to existing or development of a career planning program was done. It has been subdivided as follows: 1. Forces influencing the interest or lack of interest in career development 2. Purposes and assumptions affecting the design and thrust of programs 3. Implications of success or failure 4. Program characteristics 5. Administrative considerations 6. Tracking and communicating results To prepare this outline, data was collected by professional interchange of information with human resources development specialists, including letters, phone conversations, personal interviews, and society meetings, and an in-depth review of literature. The analysis led to the following conclusion: Employee development planning is a shared responsibility by employee and his or her manager. Each program is designed for different goals, but the overall process is designed to help employees gain a better understanding of their work interests and relate those interests to the needs of the business organization.


Includes bibliographical references.


v, 77 pages




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