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Measuring and Analyzing Employment Performance

Lane Kenworthy

in Jobs with Equality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199550593
eISBN:
9780191720727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter describes a way to conceptualize and measure employment performance. It argues that to assess employment performance since the late 1970s, the most useful measure is employment change. ... More


Introduction

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the process of change in seven large organizations operating in the North of England. These organizations were located in the ... More


Staffing the Organization: New Patterns of Entry and Exit

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter begins by summarizing the main changes that have affected the ways in which people join the organizations: their employment contracts, their overall staffing levels, and company policies ... More


Conclusion Managing Employment Change: Who's Managing What?

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter first focuses on the options available to the key actors (managers, employees, and trade unions) in a decentralized and uncoordinated economy to develop their competitive strategies, ... More


The End of Standard Working Time?

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the significant and ongoing changes taking place in the way time is organized in large organizations. There is clear indication from management that working-time changes were ... More


Blurring the Boundaries to the Employment Relationship: From Single to Multi-Employer Relationships

Jill Rubery, Jill Earnshaw, and Mick Marchington

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Debates about the changing nature of work and the prospects for the retention of the so-called standard employment relationship have become more widespread recently. This literature has focused to ... More


Drawing Together the Threads: A Question of Labour Costs and Work Intensification

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter argues that the different employment practices and policies can be interpreted as a function of two interrelated factors: wage labour costs and work intensity. In this way, the separate ... More


Seven Case Studies: An Introduction

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

The research upon which this book is based draws on case studies of seven large organizations in Britain. Between 1997 and 1999 researchers examined changes in work and employment in a bank, a ... More


Bridging the Skills Gap? New Training Provision and Work Organization

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter begins by detailing the changes in policies of training and skills development in the seven case study companies. It discusses new systems of induction training, multi-skilling, and ... More


Work Intensification and Forms of Control

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the pressures behind the growing prominence attached to the customer in the delivery of services in the public and private sector. It then examines how these pressures have ... More


Downshifting careers while financing motherhood: Relying on the Gift-Giver, the Roommate, and the Careworker

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Nothing is more salient for these women on a daily basis than the drama between work and family. This chapter illustrates how women streamline their employment to finance their mother time, sometimes ... More


Patterns of Work and Labour

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter continues the introduction to the case study organizations. It provides a more visual assessment of the work carried out at different workplaces visited and previews the hopes and ... More


In what sense a neighbourhood problem?

Stephen Syrett and David North

in Renewing neighbourhoods: Work, enterprise and governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348623
eISBN:
9781447303213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348623.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the importance of uneven spatial development by considering the economic characteristics of deprived areas, the long-term socioeconomic processes that underpin the economic ... More


Labor Demand and the Source of Adjustment Costs

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

A dynamic-programming model with quadratic adjustment costs generates an estimate of the lower bound on the fraction of adjustment costs that are gross costs. A model with lumpy costs of adjustment ... More


International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers: labour internationalism as vertical networking?

Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

in Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076855
eISBN:
9781781702307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076855.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses upon the International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers (ICEM), a longer established global union federation with more a formal hierarchical ... More


Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing

Jamie Peck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198727408
eISBN:
9780191793523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727408.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

Offshore outsourcing—the movement of jobs to lower-wage countries—is one of the defining features of globalization. Routine blue-collar work has been going offshore for decades, but the digital ... More


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