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A practical evaluation of employee productivity using a professional data base


  • Raquel Ortega

    () (Departamento de Economía y Dirección de Empresas. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Unviersidad de Zaragoza.)


The objective of this paper is to carry out a practical evaluation of employee productivity in the United Sates using a the professional data base, namely the ECS Survey on Employee Efficiency (2000/2001) conducted by Watson Wyatt, which includes the responses of 453 organizations covering 1,685,336 employees. To that end, we measure employee productivity of US organizations, differentiated by profit status, industry sector and employee size, using 42 indicators divided into three categories, that is to say, expenses, staffing and turnover ratios. Our findings reveal that new employee strengths will depend upon developing and using the kinds of information and analyzes that can keep workers, educators, employers and employee program administrators abreast or ahead of changing conditions.

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  • Raquel Ortega, 2002. "A practical evaluation of employee productivity using a professional data base," Documentos de Trabajo dt2002-03, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza.
  • Handle: RePEc:zar:wpaper:dt2002-03

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    Employee productivity; Professional data base; expenses ratios; staffing ratios; turnover ratios;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations


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