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Occupationally-Specific Skills: Using Skills to Define and Understand Jobs and their Requirements
Human Resource Management Review
  • Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Marcy Young, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • SkillsNET, SkillsNET
  • SkillsNET, SkillsNET
  • Joseph James, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Recent work in Human Resources (HR) has highlighted the importance of understanding and identifying occupationally-specific skills. The purpose of this article is to describe the need to identify occupationally-specific skills and outline a methodology used to create occupationally-specific skills. Evidence of the validity of the methodology used is presented. The article concludes by identifying possible uses for occupationally-specific skills and providing information about actual implementation and use of systems based on occupationally-specific skills.

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Human Resource Management Review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Human Resource Management Review, Vol. 16, Issue 3 (September 2006) DOI# 10.1016/j.hrmr.2006.05.002.

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Roni Reiter-Palmon, Marcy Young, SkillsNET, SkillsNET, et al.. "Occupationally-Specific Skills: Using Skills to Define and Understand Jobs and their Requirements" Human Resource Management Review Vol. 16 Iss. 3 (2006) p. 356 - 375
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