A Database for a Changing Economy: Review of the by Nancy T. Tippins,Margaret L. Hilton

By Nancy T. Tippins,Margaret L. Hilton

information regarding the features of jobs and the people who fill them is effective for profession advice, reemployment counseling, team improvement, human source administration, and different reasons. to satisfy those wishes, the U.S. division of work (DOL) in 1998 introduced the Occupational info community (O*NET), which is composed of a content material model--a framework for organizing occupational data--and an digital database. The O*NET content material version contains 1000s of descriptors of labor and employees geared up into domain names, comparable to abilities, wisdom, and paintings actions. info are accumulated utilizing a type process that organizes task titles into 1,102 occupations.

The nationwide heart for O*NET improvement (the O*NET middle) constantly collects facts relating to those occupations. In 2008, DOL asked the nationwide Academies to study O*NET and examine its destiny instructions. In reaction, the current quantity inventories and evaluates the makes use of of O*NET; explores the linkage of O*NET with the normal Occupational type method and different facts units; and identifies how you can enhance O*NET, really within the components of cost-effectiveness, potency, and currency.

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