Based on the thesis that individuals develop not in isolation, but in a direction consistent with both personal needs and the needs of the surrounding environment, this volume concentrates on the development of adults in their careers within organizations. The organizational and individual perspectives offered provide practical guidance and examples for human resource development specialists to use in the evaluation of their current career development programs and the design of new ones. Key issues receiving prime attention include the necessity of reward systems to the success of any career development program, career transitions, and five critical career development research areas.
Contents: E.A. Fleishman, Foreword. Preface. J. Adams, Issues in the Management of Careers. R.F. Morrison, Meshing Corporate and Career Development Strategies. D.L. Ford, Jr., R.S. Bhagat, A Strategic Appraisal of Organizational Rewards. H.D. Dewhirst, Career Patterns: Mobility, Specialization, and Related Career Issues. F.J. Minor, L.A. Slade, R.A. Myers, Career Transitions in Changing Times. N. Hicks, M. London, Career Decision Making. D.T. Hall, Twenty Questions: Research Needed to Advance the Field of Careers.