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Work Readiness Inventory

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Work Readiness Inventory
ISBN: 978-1-59357-767-4
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Online, set of 25 assessments
Work Readiness Inventory - JIST Gateway online assessment – access key delivered via email
ISBN: 978-1-63332-218-9
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Work Readiness Inventory - See below for information about obtaining a print sample.
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Online sample
Work Readiness Inventory - JIST Gateway online assessment – access key delivered via email
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Copyright: 2010 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

Robert P. Brady, Ed.D.


Employers want to hire individuals who are work ready. People who are work ready have the basic skills, attitudes, and knowledge required in nearly every job. Today's job market calls for workers who are responsible and adaptable, who have basic skills (such as reading and writing), who understand how to communicate and interact with others, who follow rules and health and safety requirements, and who are self-motivated and self-confident. However, employers find that more applicants and new hires are not work ready. As a consequence, more programs are created to train new workers.

Identifying areas of concern is often the first step in helping an individual become work ready. The Work Readiness Inventory (WRI) does just that. It is an assessment designed to help workers recognize and address the demands of the workplace by identifying their readiness concerns or areas of weakness. Research shows that readiness assessments can also assist in the career-planning and decision-making process, leading to more informed choices.

This 36-item self-report identifies levels of concern in six areas crucial to work readiness: responsibility, flexibility, skills, communication, self view, and health and safety. The assessment comes with a worksheet for improving one's work readiness and takes about 15 minutes to complete and score. Ideal as an intake assessment or as a pre-test/post-test, the WRI can help coaches, counselors, and administrators quickly assess an individual's overall work readiness and identify those barriers and concerns requiring additional training and attention.

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Author Bio

Robert Brady, Ed.D., is a consulting psychologist in private practice and professor emeritus of Counselor Education in the Graduate College of Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan, where he has taught and mentored students for more than 35 years.

As a clinician he has experience in relationships, career life, and health issues with individuals and families in independent practice, hospital, family clinic, school, and agency settings.

As an educator he has held faculty appointments at the University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been active in training counselors, teachers, nurses, and physicians.

Brady's specialties include vocational testing, neuropsychological evaluation, rehabilitation consultation, developmental disabilities, and individual and group psychotherapy. He earned his doctorate in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1971.

For interview requests or questions about Brady, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.