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By Panel to Review the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), National Research Council

ISBN-10: 0309147697

ISBN-13: 9780309147699

Information regarding the features of jobs and the people who fill them is efficacious for occupation information, reemployment counseling, crew improvement, human source administration, and different reasons. to satisfy those wishes, the U.S. division of work (DOL) in 1998 introduced the Occupational details 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 comprises enormous quantities of descriptors of labor and employees equipped into domain names, reminiscent of talents, wisdom, and paintings actions. info are amassed utilizing a category method that organizes task titles into 1,102 occupations. The nationwide heart for O*NET improvement (the O*NET middle) regularly collects info with regards to those occupations. In 2008, DOL asked the nationwide Academies to study O*NET and think about 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 class process and different facts units; and identifies how one can enhance O*NET, really within the components of cost-effectiveness, potency, and foreign money.

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It is expected that this review will lead to recommendations for potential cost savings and increased speed in turnaround time from identifying an occupation to being able to use the data in applications and in the field. HOW THE PANEL APPROACHED THE CHARGE The panel approached its charge through an iterative process of gathering information, deliberating on what was learned, identifying gaps, and seeking new information to fill the gaps. The panel obtained information on O*NET and key study issues from DOL and the O*NET Center, in both formal presentations and meetings and in ongoing information exchanges.

Organizational Context, Work Values, and Occupational Interests Although the Organizational Context domain is a part of the current content model (see Figure 1-1), the O*NET Center collects no data related to this domain. It does not routinely collect data related to the Work Values and Occupational Interests domains as part of its primary data collection program, but it has used other methods to gather data related to these two domains. , 2008a). The raters were provided with information on the occupation, including the O*NET written description, Skills, GWAs, Work Context, Work Styles, Education, and wages.

They were not asked to equate these situational requirements with established individual personality traits. Interests. The domain of work interests was represented by 10 interest factors configured as 5 bipolar preferences. The factors were derived from factor analyses of data from the Kuder Preference Record and Strong Vocational Interest Blank by Cottle (1950). , Holland and Gottfredson, 1976). The analysts designated the two factors that were the most critical requirements of a particular occupational title and were not asked to rate the importance or level of the factors.

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