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Effects of training on employee suggestions and promotions: Evidence from personnel records


Pfeifer, Christian; Janssen, Simon; Yang, Philip; Backes-Gellner, Uschi (2013). Effects of training on employee suggestions and promotions: Evidence from personnel records. Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), 65(3):270-287.

Abstract

We evaluate the effects of employer-provided formal training on employee suggestions for productivity improvements and on promotions among male blue-collar workers. Using more than 20 years of personnel data of four entry cohorts in a German company, we address issues such as unobserved heterogeneity and the length of potential training effects. Our main finding is that workers are more likely to make suggestions and to be promoted after they have received formal training. However, the effect on suggestions is only short term. Promotion probabilities are greatest directly after training, but also seem to be affected in the long term.

Abstract

We evaluate the effects of employer-provided formal training on employee suggestions for productivity improvements and on promotions among male blue-collar workers. Using more than 20 years of personnel data of four entry cohorts in a German company, we address issues such as unobserved heterogeneity and the length of potential training effects. Our main finding is that workers are more likely to make suggestions and to be promoted after they have received formal training. However, the effect on suggestions is only short term. Promotion probabilities are greatest directly after training, but also seem to be affected in the long term.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:29 Jan 2014 09:27
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 02:35
Publisher:Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft
ISSN:1439-2917
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://www.sbr-online.de/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:8595

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