Labor Turnover in Industry; A Statistical Analysis

Labor Turnover in Industry; A Statistical Analysis

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... higher than it would be if the changes in the night force were in equal proportion with those of the day force. TABLE 18 Labor Mobility Of Day And Night Forces Of A Machine-tool ManufacTuring Establishment (no. 35-144), By Years, 1916-19 LABOR MOBILITY OF SKILLED AND UNSKILLED EMPLOYEES Of some interest in the study of turnover is a consideration of the relative instability of the skilled and unskilled. It is generally known that common or unskilled labor is less stable than skilled labor, but extensive figures are not available to show just how much less stable it is. On the basis of figures furnished by a number of industrial plants it is possible to compare skilled and unskilled employees both for the war period and the period immediately preceding the war. The figures are presented in Table 19. The labor mobility rates for the two classes of labor show that. in both periods unskilled labor was much more unstable than skilled labor. Moreover, this excess of instability on the part of the unskilled was much greater in the war than in the pre-war period. In the latter period the mobility rates of the unskilled were more than double the rates for the skilled. In 1917 the mobility rates of the unskilled were three times as great as those of the skilled. In the earlier period there was, among the skilled, slightly more than one labor change for each skilled member of the working force of the twenty-two plants and nearly three changes in unskilled jobs for each unskilled worker. In 1917-18 there were nearly three skilled-labor changes for each skilled worker and about nine unskilled-labor changes for each unskilled worker.1 In answer to a question addressed to a large number of establishments regarding the occupation or department in which more

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