ERIC Number: ED072243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Performance Rewards for Services to the Employable Poor: A Proposed Incentive Pay System for California Job Agents.
Blackwell, F. W.; And Others
This report presents the rationale, methodology, findings, and conclusions of a state-initiated program to assist disadvantaged persons in finding and maintaining stable jobs. Conducted under the direction of the California State Department of Human Resources Development (HRD), this incentive-based system utilizes job agents who are rewarded according to improvements in client's earnings brought about by their services. Further, incentive pay points are received by the job agent at the time clients are placed and again one year after placement. The number of pay points will depend on the extent to which the job agent exceeds the original goals established for the client. In addition to the incentive feature, the system also provides management with the means for making inferential judgements of what attributes successful job agents possess. The methodology used to develop the incentive pay system can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of manpower programs. (Author/SN)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Employment Counselors, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Improvement Programs, Incentives, Job Placement, Merit Pay, Merit Rating, Motivation, State Programs, Unemployment
The Rand Corp., 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 (Catalog No. R-1028-HRD, $4.00)
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Human Resources Development, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.