Employer Role in Hard-Core Trainee Success
Lipsky, David B.
One of our national goals is to move long-term unemployed workers from secondary to primary labor markets. Obviously, the success of programs designed to achieve this goal depends heavily on the behavior of participants in the program-both trainees and employers. Research to date, however, has been more concerned with trainees than with employers. From the employer’s perspective, the success of a manpower training program might depend on the types of trainees hired (e.g., are they the “cream” of the disadvantaged or the truly hard-core?); the nature of the trainee’s job; the support given the program by co-workers, supervisors, and middle management; the efficiency and effectiveness of local program administrators, job developers, tutors, instructors, counselors, and other supportive personnel; and a host of other factors.
training programs; unemployed workers; employer perspective; trainee retention rate
Required Publisher Statement: © Wiley. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. Final version published as: Lipsky, D. B. (1973). Employer role in hard-core trainee success. Industrial Relations, 12(2), 125-126. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1973.tb00542.x