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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 counsel, 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 contains enormous quantities of descriptors of labor and employees equipped into domain names, equivalent to talents, wisdom, and paintings actions. facts are gathered utilizing a class procedure that organizes task titles into 1,102 occupations.

The nationwide heart for O*NET improvement (the O*NET heart) regularly collects facts concerning those occupations. In 2008, DOL asked the nationwide Academies to check 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 traditional Occupational class procedure and different info units; and identifies how one can increase O*NET, really within the components of cost-effectiveness, potency, and currency.

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