Personnel and Employment Problems in Industrial Management

Personnel and Employment Problems in Industrial Management

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...to this topic presently. - It now remains only to brief the reasons why men leave their jobs voluntarily. Low wages and long hours account for many cases. Inequalities in the pay system, however, account for more, because men can more easily perceive injustices in their own departments than in their remuneration as compared with that of men in other plants. Trade unions oppose wage payment in proportion to individual efficiency, but that doesn't blind a good man to the fact that he is worth more than a poor man. Straight day wages or poorly set piece and bonus rates are responsible for many rankling injustices. The worst injustice of all is the failure to reward men for increased efficiency over their previous ability. One employment manager discovered a workman who had been on the same rate of pay for five years. He is now seeing to it that men in his company are periodically advanced or promoted in accordance with their efficiency records, regardless of whether they ask for increases in basic rates or not. Men quit, too, because foremen or fellow workmen of different races or religions "gang" them, and, unless the management inquires into the reasons for men's leaving, this cause can never be run down. I tremble to think of how many good men have been run out of plants, because of differences over the present war in Europe. Workmen, too, are often ignorant, narrow, highly sensitive to trivial wrongs or fancied oppression by "capital." Many nurse grievances until they goad themselves into committing "job-suicide." The lack of any well understood means of redressing wrongs, or even of hearing them, is a very large influence in voluntary quitting. Of course, the wrongs may be very real, and in themselves they may...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503333
  • 9781236503336