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The role of peers in estimating tenure-performance profiles: Evidence from personnel data

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  • Grip Andries de
  • Sauermann Jan
  • Sieben Inge

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In this paper, we estimate tenure-performance profiles using unique panel data thatcontain detailed information on individual workers’performance. We find that 10per cent increase in tenure leads to an increase in performance of 5.5 per cent of astandard deviation. This translates to an average performance increase of about 75per cent within the first year of the employment relationship. Furthermore, we showthat there are peer effects in learning on-the-job: Workers placed in teams with moreexperienced and thus more productive peers perform significantly better than thoseplaced in teams with less experienced peers. An increase in the average team tenure byone standard deviation leads to an increase of 11 to 14 per cent of a standard deviationin performance.

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  • Grip Andries de & Sauermann Jan & Sieben Inge, 2011. "The role of peers in estimating tenure-performance profiles: Evidence from personnel data," ROA Research Memorandum 014, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
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    1. Gerards, Ruud & de Grip, Andries & Weustink, A., 2018. "Do new ways of working increase informal learning?," Research Memorandum 010, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).
    2. Andries de Grip, 2015. "The importance of informal learning at work," IZA World of Labor, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), pages 162-162, June.

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    education; training and the labour market;

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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L89 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Other

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