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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 effective for occupation counsel, 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 thousands of descriptors of labor and staff geared up into domain names, comparable to abilities, wisdom, and paintings actions. facts are accumulated utilizing a class approach that organizes activity titles into 1,102 occupations. The nationwide middle for O*NET improvement (the O*NET heart) 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 category method and different facts units; and identifies how one can enhance O*NET, rather within the parts of cost-effectiveness, potency, and foreign money.

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Some examples are as follows: (1) adhere to government aviation regulations, (2) analyze dental data, (3) use airbrush techniques, and (4) apply appropriate physical restraints. As noted above, the O*NET content model taxonomy is designed to be hierarchical. In keeping with this design, each DWA was assigned to a single GWA. Consequently, DWAs are fully nested within GWAs, and users of O*NET OnLine see, for each occupation, a list of “work activities” that does not distinguish between GWAs and DWAs.

Consequently, difficult to understand technical terms should be avoided. The Department of Labor should commit to “an ongoing research and development agenda” and should “recruit, train, and maintain a core staff of methodologically sophisticated professionals to manage the DOT program” (1993, p. 7). The content model itself should be subjected to continuous evaluation and enhancements, based on future developments in research and practice. In no sense should it be cast in concrete or viewed as unchangeable.

Many of the GWAs are very abstract and perhaps difficult for incumbents to relate to their own work. The information-processing model may exacerbate this problem by suggesting inclusion of such GWAs as “processing information” and “making decisions and solving problems,” which are very difficult to specify in any concrete way (see Lohman, 1994a, 1994b). Work Context The prototype Work Context taxonomy was revised more extensively than the other taxonomies before its inclusion in the current O*NET content model.

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