Publication Date

1981

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hamm, Erwin C.||Hulfachor, Roy

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Industry and Technology

LCSH

Employee motivation||Career education

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

v, 77 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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