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    Needs-based assessment: a model for profiling, assisting, and empowering job seekers

    Englert, P. and Doczi, M. and Jackson, Duncan (2014) Needs-based assessment: a model for profiling, assisting, and empowering job seekers. Journal of Employment Counseling 51 (1), pp. 31-43. ISSN 2161-1920.

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    Abstract

    Needs-based assessment (NBA) was developed in New Zealand to assess job seekers’ capacity, willingness, and opportunity to find work. This article outlines the development of NBA from its theoretical underpinnings, evidence from a longitudinal study and the development of an employment adviser–administered computerized profiling tool, and the provision of self-assessment and support tools. The authors argue that, with a rise in the number of unemployed job seekers and the long-term unemployed, demands for government resources with less resources available to satisfy those demands, and the widespread adoption of social and interactive media, it is timely to revisit an NBA approach to job seeker profiling and targeted intervention.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 17:25
    Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 14:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14090

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