Accession Number : ADA180975

Title :   Development of Realistic Job Previews for the Long Beach Naval Shipyard.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Apr-Nov 86,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wanous,John P. ; Baker,Herbert G.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Global and trade-specific videotapes were developed of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard for use in apprentice placement. Based on review by shipyard management, the orientation and the trade-specific realistic job previews (RJPs) should challenge applicant perceptions and instill appropriate expectations. However, in view of time constraints on applicant processing, these videotapes may require shortening. In addition, while highly accurate and revealing, the three trade-specific RJPs may need further work to enhance their ability to hold viewer attention (e.g., using more on-screen job incumbent narration). The RJPs developed should be revised to the point where they can be field tested, perhaps at a job fair or during interviews. According to projections for jobs with low retention, the number of hires needed to keep 100 jobs filled can be reduced from 500 to about 400 by using RJPs. Keywords: Attrition, Naval training, Skills, Job analysis, Personnel development.

Descriptors :   *JOB ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), JOB SATISFACTION, APPRENTICESHIP, SKILLS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, RECRUITING, ATTRITION, RETENTION(GENERAL), PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, VIDEO TAPES, NAVAL TRAINING, MANAGEMENT, SHIPYARDS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE