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Effects of Training on Employee Suggestions and Promotions in an Internal Labor Market

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  • Pfeifer, Christian

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    (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

  • Janssen, Simon

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    (University of Zurich)

  • Yang, Philip

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    (Leibniz University of Hannover)

  • Backes-Gellner, Uschi

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    (University of Zurich)

Abstract

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

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5671.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2011
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Publication status: published as 'Effects of training on employee suggestions and promotions' in: Schmalenbach Business Review, 65(3), 270-287.
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Keywords: promotions; productivity; insider econometrics; human capital; training;

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  1. Katrin Breuer & Patrick Kampkoetter, 2012. "Do Employees Reciprocate to Intra-Firm Trainings? An Analysis of Absenteeism and Turnover Rates," Cologne Graduate School Working Paper Series 03-09, Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences.

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