ERIC Number: ED227360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
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Formal Training and Labor Productivity.
Medoff, James L.
The impact of certain types of training on labor productivity or performance in different settings was assessed. In the manufacturing sector, it was found that the extent of in-house, employer-sponsored, job-related training has a positive relationship with output per labor hour. The extent of this type of training received out-of-house did not appear to have this positive association. In the case of managerial and professional employees at two large manufacturing companies studied, attendance at a formal training program appeared to have a positive impact on rated performance. At one of the two companies, however, salary growth did not reflect the positive training-performance relationship. Study results had these implications for human resources management: (1) a company's formal training programs should be chosen with care; (2) some direct evaluation of the contribution of these programs is possible; and (3) the interface between training and other personnel practices, in particular compensation policy, should be carefully considered. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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