O*NET® Products at Work
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration introduced the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to the public in 1998. Since that time, its impact on workforce development, career counseling, educational programming and human resource activities has quickly expanded, both in the U.S. and around the world. O*NET Products at Work provides examples of the widespread use of O*NET OnLine, the O*NET database, the Toolkit for Business, and the O*NET Career Exploration Tools.
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The HR-XML Consortium has used the O*NET database in developing specifications that allow organizations to capture occupational information and use it efficiently in their established human resources processes, such as building competency models, conducting job analyses, and developing performance appraisal systems. These firms include Adecco, Aetna, CareerBuilder, Cisco Systems, IBM, Kelly Services, Manpower, MetLife, Microsoft, and Monster.com, as well as many other technologically innovative companies. The O*NET Program is the featured content provider in an HR-XML schema explaining to member organizations and to the public how to capture and exchange skills, abilities, and related human resources information.
CareerNoodle by Transcend Innovation Group provides an online suite of career exploration and planning tools for middle, high school, and college students. CareerNoodle relies on modern learning theories and human-computer interaction principles so that students are engaged, motivated, and in control of their career exploration process. Interactive activities to measure student work interests and values are adapted from the O*NET Career Exploration Tools. Occupational data comes from the O*NET database. Transcend Innovation Group’s David Burns says, "We use O*NET data and the career exploration tools. ...Thanks for providing us with such wonderful tools and information!"
The Navy Manpower Analysis Center (NAVMAC) uses O*NET data in its work to develop Occupational Standards (OCCSTDS). Navy OCCSTDS serve as a basis for training and career development in areas such as formal school curricula, onboard training, development of Personnel Advancement Requirements, and development of Navy-wide advancement examinations. The O*NET skills taxonomy is used to categorize task statements as part of the process to develop the Occupational Standards.
Elder Research, Inc. is working on a project that assists people in finding the correct job by linking their queries to the occupational information in O*NET OnLine. Elder Research is a leader in the development of data mining software
Cengage Learning has developed a product called Career Transitions that uses the O*NET Interest Profiler and the O*NET database to help job seekers. Their web site states that career research is the number one use of public libraries today, sometimes stretching staff to their limits. Career Transitions helps public libraries manage the number of people seeking job search help by providing a self-paced application that walks job seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new job opportunities.