ASSIGNMENT 01: COMPULSORY ASSIGNMENT
ASSIGNMENT 01: ONLY FOR STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR SEMESTER 1
Closing date: Semester 1: 14 March 2016
Unique number: 775574
Total: 50 marks
Study material: Study Guide Units 1, 2, 3 and 4
As an aspiring career counsellor and Human Resources practitioner you are placed in the career counselling department in your organisation to work with a registered Industrial and Organisational (IO) psychologist. Part of your duties involves attending career counselling discussions to gain an understanding of the varying perceptions that people ascribe to the meaning of work.
As part of your preparation work, the IO psychologist asks you to do the following:
1.1. Compile a detailed discussion on how the meanings of work have changed over time.
1.2. Highlight the main work values that influence an individual’s perception of the meaning of work in their lives. (10)
Distinguish between the traditional and contemporary definitions of a career. (10)
Can organisations expect loyalty from employees, given the changing nature of employment relationships? Give reasons for your answer. Also, explain and give reasons for your views on the issue of loyalty in the 21st century world of work. (10)
The life-span development orientations to careers and career counselling suggest that choosing a career and managing one’s career development involves a continuous process throughout one’s life. Critically discuss Donald Supers’ career development theory, highlighting the career life stages and preoccupations or life tasks associated with each career life stage....