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    • One More Time: What is the Nature of the Earnings Gap? 

      Milkovich, George T. (1987-01-15)
      [Excerpt] Over the past decade different groups have had varying degrees of interest in pay equity and comparable worth. Those groups pursuing women's rights (e.g. NOW and 9 to 5) and some unions, most notably those in ...
    • A Strategic Perspective on Compensation Management 

      Milkovich, George T. (1987-01-15)
      [Excerpt] The notion that compensation policies are strategic, thereby affecting the missions of the organization, has considerable currency. This is part of the current popularity of all things strategic. While some may ...
    • Gainsharing in Managing and Compensating Human Resources 

      Milkovich, George T. (1987-01-15)
      [Excerpt] There is one thing professors and professionals in industrial relations can be absolutely certain of: concepts and techniques recycle. Profit sharing and gainsharing are cases in point. Both possess long histories ...
    • Salaries, Salary Growth, and Promotions of Men and Women in a Large, Private Firm 

      Gerhart, Barry A.; Milkovich, George T. (1987-02-18)
      [Excerpt] Salaries, promotions, and salary growth of men and women in a large, diversified firm were examined for the years 1980 through 1986. Consistent with other studies, men's average salary was higher than women's ...
    • Information Externalities and the Social Payoff to Academic Achievement 

      Bishop, John H. (1987-03-18)
      The thesis of this paper is that wage rates and earnings give misleading signals to public and private decision makers regarding the social benefits of certain kinds of education and training (E&T) investments. The misleading ...
    • Toward More Valid Evaluations Of Training Programs Serving the Disadvantaged 

      Bishop, John H. (1987-03-18)
      The paper challenges the widespread assumption that the wage effects of federal training programs are reliable and unbiased estimates of productivity effects and social benefits. Evidence is presented that the reputations ...
    • Utility Analysis: A New Perspective on Human Resource Management Decision Making 

      Boudreau, John W. (1987-09-01)
      [Excerpt] What do Human Resource Management (HRM) decisions contribute to organizational objectives? Are the organizational investments in HRM programs (such as pay for knowledge, enhanced employee benefits, training, ...
    • Toward a Strategic Perspective of Human Resource Management 

      Dyer, Lee; Holder, Gerald W. (1987-09-19)
      [Excerpt] The current decade has brought yet another transformation in the practice and study of human resource management (HRM). The field, for better or for worse, has discovered, and indeed begun to embrace, a strategic ...
    • Is the Test Score Decline Responsible for the Productivity Growth Decline? 

      Bishop, John H. (1987-12-16)
      The paper presents evidence that the recent test score decline is signaling a significant deterioration in the quality of entering cohorts of workers. The test score decline which began around 1967 was roughly equal to the ...
    • Why High School Students Learn So Little And What Can Be Done About It 

      Bishop, John H. (1988-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The National Commission on Excellence in Education has stated, "Learning is the indispensable investment required for success in the information age we are entering." The high American standard of living has ...
    • Selection Utility Analysis: A Review and Agenda for Future Research 

      Boudreau, John W. (1988-01-21)
      [Exerpt] Whether they are line managers, human resource management staff, or organizational psychologists, managers of human resources must make decisions (e.g., hiring, placement, training, compensation, performance ...
    • Job Performance, Turnover and Wage Growth 

      Bishop, John H. (1988-01-21)
      The paper tests and finds strong support for the hypothesis that in the nonunion sector of the economy, turnover is negatively selective on a worker's job performance. At establishments with about 17 employees, a worker ...
    • Applying for Entitlements: Employers and the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit 

      Bishop, John H.; Kang, Suk (1988-02-09)
      The Targeted Jobs Tax Credit is probably the most outstanding example of a generous entitlement program with very low participation rates. Only about 10 percent of eligible youth are claimed. The causes of the low participation ...
    • The Effects of Market Survey Rates, Job Evaluation and Job Gender on Job Pay 

      Rynes, Sara L.; Weber, Caroline L.; Milkovich, George T. (1988-02-21)
      The present study investigates the effects of current pay, market surveys, job evaluation points, job gender, and rater sex on pay rates for jobs. 400 compensation administrators assigned new pay rates to nine jobs in one ...
    • Gender Differences in Current and Starting Salaries: The Role of Performance, College Major, and Job Title 

      Gerhart, Barry A. (1988-03-21)
      Starting and current salaries of 3,564 men and 1,053 women hired between 1976 and 1986 by a large, private firm were examined. Using a comprehensive model including year of hire, potential experience, education degree, ...
    • The Employment Interview as a Recruitment Device 

      Rynes, Sara L. (1988-05-29)
      [Excerpt] More directly to the point of this paper, differences in the relative importance of recruitment versus selection are hypothesized to influence the conduct, and outcomes, of the employment interview. This can occur ...
    • The Effects of Market Survey Rates, Job Evaluation and Job Gender on Job Pay 

      Rynes, Sara L.; Weber, Caroline L.; Milkovich, George T. (1988-07-28)
      The present study investigates the effects of current pay, market surveys, job evaluation points, job gender, and rater sex on pay rates for jobs. 406 compensation administrators assigned new pay rates to nine jobs in one ...
    • The Motivation Problem in American High Schools 

      Bishop, John H. (1988-08-06)
      American high school students devote much less time and energy to their studies than the students of other nations. The cause of the lack of motivation is the lack of rewards for studying hard and for taking rigorous ...
    • Employment Testing and Incentives to Learn 

      Bishop, John H. (1988-08-09)
      Employment tests predict job performance because they measure or are correlated with a large set of malleable developed abilities which are causally related to productivity. Our economy currently under-rewards the achievements ...
    • Vocational Education For At-Risk Youth: How Can It Be Made More Effective? 

      Bishop, John H. (1988-08-24)
      [Excerpt] Minority youth and non-minority youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have great difficulty finding steady jobs that provide real training and advancement opportunities. In October 1986, only 32 percent ...