A Database for a Changing Economy: Review of the by Panel to Review the Occupational Information Network

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

Information regarding the features of jobs and the people who fill them is effective for occupation suggestions, reemployment counseling, staff improvement, human source administration, and different reasons. to fulfill 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 contains thousands of descriptors of labor and staff prepared into domain names, similar to abilities, wisdom, and paintings actions. information are accumulated utilizing a type method that organizes task titles into 1,102 occupations. The nationwide middle for O*NET improvement (the O*NET heart) continuously collects info relating to those occupations. In 2008, DOL asked the nationwide Academies to study O*NET and look at 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 traditional Occupational category method and different facts units; and identifies how you can enhance O*NET, fairly within the components of cost-effectiveness, potency, and forex.

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1997) appears to be the first place these six skills have been named. One possible exception is “visioning skill,” which is at least semantically related in the management literature to the notion of leaders as visionaries. However, visioning does not have a research base and the current O*NET content model does not include it. At the highest level of the prototype and current Skills taxonomies are the two broad categories, cross-functional and basic skills. Basic skills are further separated into content and process skills.

However, identifying the most appropriate raters for what are essentially the personality requirements of occupations is perhaps more difficult to accomplish (see Chapter 4). In addition, the question remains about whether the judgments about the level of each work style that is required for an occupation should be with reference to minimal, average, or high performance. , Benson and Campbell, 2007). The O*NET prototype specifications seem to imply only linear relationships, or at least monotonically increasing 30 A DATABASE FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY predicted performance as a function of increasing scores on the personality factor.

The second section discusses the content model proposed by the Advisory Panel for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (APDOT) for a new and different DOT; this ultimately became O*NET. The third section discusses the O*NET prototype content model, focusing especially on the development of descriptors, many of which are included in the current O*NET content model. The fourth section discusses the field test of the prototype and development of the current content model. The final section presents the panel’s conclusions and recommendations related to the content model.

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