Young People, Employment and Work Psychology

Young People, Employment and Work Psychology : Interventions and Solutions

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As job markets become more competitive and many western economies experience recession, young people are one of the groups that suffer most. This important collection examines many of the most pressing issues facing young people in finding work. From the reasons why organizations are often reluctant to employ young people, to issues of motivation and confidence which often affect young people's perspective in looking for work, the book covers several interventions within both the public and private sector. Driven by some of the key theoretical tenets of work psychology, the book offers practical solutions which can benefit not only young people themselves, but also the wider community.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138937800
  • 9781138937802

Table of contents

PART 1 - INTRODUCTION 1. Youth Employment today: Unpacking the different perspectives 2. Youth unemployment and underemployment: A global problem of our time 3. Variations of youth employment across Europe: What does this tell us? PART 2 - CASES AND INTERVENTIONS 4. The voice of young people: Finding the right fit 5. Building self-esteem and confidence: Helping young people with complex needs to find and maintain work 6. Facilitators for work: A national perspective 7. Building individual futures: Education to prepare people for work 8. Coaching for the future: Creating employability mind-sets 9. Youth employment and community benefits 10. Evaluating a public-private partnership to create jobs for young people 11. Keeping young people in employment and education 12. Are employers rejecting young job applicants too quickly? 13. Building communities of good work PART 3 - CONCLUSIONS 14. Ensuring young people are part of communities of good work
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About Angela Carter

Angela Carter is based in based at the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is an Occupational Psychologist with over 20 years' experience of working with individuals, groups and organizations.
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