Course in Modern Production Methods Volume 3

Course in Modern Production Methods Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... factories find it possible to publish a small company newspaper or magazine, which is distributed among the employees, and of course lends itself to even greater publicity work than the bulletin board. Labor turnover, thus, is a problem that reaches beyond considerations of wages and hours. It includes methods of hiring men, methods of placing and using them in the team, methods of stimulating interest in work and loyalty to the company, methods of fostering contentment and building up better citizens. These subjects will be considered in the three chapters immediately following. Hiring and Firing THE best place to stop--or at least to limit--labor unrest and turnover is at the source. The greater the care and judgment shown in selecting workers, the fewer will be the difficulties in holding them. So important is this matter, that in many modern plants an employment manager, or even a good-sized employment department, does nothing else. However, the question as to who does the hiring TMtc Should the! i Hiring be Done does not concern us at this point. A much bigger and more vital question is, how should it be done. Whether it is handled by the employment manager, the owner of the business, the superintendent, the foreman, or a clerk, it must be handled right, if a lot of unnecessary trouble and worry over labor problems are to be avoided. A good example of how not to do it is given by John R. Williams, secretary of Fayette R. Plumb, Inc., in an article published in. the 67 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The Plumb corporation operates extensive plants in Philadelphia and St. Louis. "We heard one of our foremen interview an applicant one day when our need for men was urgent," relates Mr. Williams, "and the way he...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666321
  • 9781236666321