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Measuring the use of human resources practices and employee attitudes: The linked personnel panel

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  • Kampkötter, Patrick
  • Mohrenweiser, Jens
  • Sliwka, Dirk
  • Steffes, Susanne
  • Wolter, Stefanie

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This paper introduces a new data source available for HRM researchers and personnel economists,the Linked Personnel Panel (LPP). The LPP is a longitudinal and representative employer-employee data set covering establishments in Germany and designed for quantitative empirical HR research. The LPP offers a unique structure. First, the data set combines employer and employee surveys that can be matched to each other. Second, it can also be linked to a number of additional administrative data sets. Third, the LPP covers a wide range of firms and workers from different backgrounds. Finally, because of its longitudinal dimension, the LPP should facilitate the study of causal effects of HR practices. The LPP employee survey uses a number of established scales to measure job characteristics and job perceptions, personal characteristics, employee attitudes towards the organisation and employee behaviour. This paper gives an overview of both the employer and employee survey and outlines the definitions, origins and statistical properties of the scales used in the individual questionnaire.

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  • Kampkötter, Patrick & Mohrenweiser, Jens & Sliwka, Dirk & Steffes, Susanne & Wolter, Stefanie, 2015. "Measuring the use of human resources practices and employee attitudes: The linked personnel panel," ZEW Discussion Papers 15-074, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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    1. Uwe Jirjahn & Jens Mohrenweiser, 2015. "Performance Pay and Applicant Screening," Research Papers in Economics 2015-11, University of Trier, Department of Economics.
    2. Campaner, Annika & Heywood, John S. & Jirjahn, Uwe, 2018. "Flexible Work Organization and Employer Provided Training: Evidence from German Linked Employer-Employee Data," IZA Discussion Papers 11696, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    Keywords

    HR practices; matched employer-employee data; Linked Personnel Panel; employee attitudes;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • M52 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects
    • M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Training
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management
    • M55 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Contracting Devices

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