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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 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 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 1000's of descriptors of labor and employees geared up into domain names, reminiscent of abilities, wisdom, and paintings actions. info are accrued utilizing a class process that organizes activity titles into 1,102 occupations. The nationwide heart for O*NET improvement (the O*NET middle) consistently collects facts 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 traditional Occupational class approach and different information units; and identifies how one can enhance O*NET, really within the components of cost-effectiveness, potency, and forex.

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In O*NET, this is the occupation, rather than the job or position. An occupation is broader than a specific job or specific position, and it is not idiosyncratic to a particular organization, industry, or setting. A particular occupation could include several jobs if the general responsibilities, activities, and requirements for the various jobs are substantially similar. For example, the occupation “commercial aircraft pilot” could include many different jobs as a function of type of organization, type of aircraft, and business function (see Chapter 3 for further discussion).

In O*NET, this is the occupation, rather than the job or position. An occupation is broader than a specific job or specific position, and it is not idiosyncratic to a particular organization, industry, or setting. A particular occupation could include several jobs if the general responsibilities, activities, and requirements for the various jobs are substantially similar. For example, the occupation “commercial aircraft pilot” could include many different jobs as a function of type of organization, type of aircraft, and business function (see Chapter 3 for further discussion).

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. Physical demands. The analysts also rated each occupational title in terms of six physical demands. They rated the level of strength required by the job using a five-point scale ranging from sedentary to light, medium, heavy, or very heavy. The other five physical demands: (1) climbing/balancing, (2) stooping/crawling, (3) reaching/ handling, (4) talking/hearing, and (5) seeing were designated as present or absent.

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