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No news is good news? evaluating new pay systems

No news is good news? evaluating new pay systems

Corby, Susan, White, Geoff and Stanworth, Celia (2005) No news is good news? evaluating new pay systems. Human Resource Management Journal, 15 (1). pp. 4-24. ISSN 0954-5395 (Print), 0954-5395 (Online)

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Abstract

The evaluation of the impact of changes in reward systems is a common recommendation in the personnel practitioner literature, but little has been written about how and to what extent practitioners themselves evaluate. This article therefore focuses on the activities of HR managers who have introduced new pay systems, not on academic studies of reward system change. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in 15 large, unionised organisations in England between 2000 and 2002. The study found that little formal evaluation of changes in pay and grading systems had been carried out and that managers expressed considerable scepticism about the evaluation process. They relied heavily on informal or anecdotal feedback, and appeared to have little psychological incentive to evaluate. The article suggests explanations for this lack of formal evaluation, drawing on the management decision-making literature, and recommends how changes in reward systems should be evaluated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reward system, evaluation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3938

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