A Study on the Career Orientations of R&D workers and Production Planners in Taiwan
|關鍵字:||研發人員;生產規劃人員;生涯導向;工作適配;R&D worker;production planner;career orientation;job-fit|
It is important for companies to understand the career orientation of their employees, so that the appropriate career management system can be tailored to meet the employees’ needs. Achieving good fit between an employee’s career orientation and the nature of his/her work will enhance employee’s job satisfaction, improve retention, and increase a company’s competitiveness. This study investi- gated the career orientations of R&D workers and production planners in Taiwan and tried to locate differences between career orientations of these two groups. Ninety R&D workers and eighty production planners participated in this study. Measures of their career orientations, job satisfactions werd obtained by question- naire. The returned rate was 70%. The results indicate that R&D workers are oriented toward seeking technicalchallenges oriented whereas planners are oriented toward management career. The degree of fit between an employee’s career orientation and his/her current job was also found to be related to worker’s age, tenure and gender. Contrary to our research hypothesis, R&D workers’ career orientations became less fit with their job characteristics as they got older and had longer tenure. In addition, consistent with our research hypothesis, male production planners’ jobs fit their career orientations better than their female counterparts. The implications of these findings were discussed.
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