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Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Online from: 1979

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

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PRP for Manual Workers: Issues and Experience

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Title:PRP for Manual Workers: Issues and Experience
Author(s):Ian Brough, (Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Department of Economics and Management, University of Paisley, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BE, Scotland.)
Citation:Ian Brough, (1994) "PRP for Manual Workers: Issues and Experience", Employee Relations, Vol. 16 Iss: 7, pp.18 - 32
Keywords:Bonuses, Corporate culture, Cost control, Manual workers, Manufacturing industry, Pay, Performance-related pay, United Kingdom
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/01425459410073960 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Evidence indicates that the distribution of performance-related pay (PRP) schemes among manual workers is limited and has increased at a much slower rate than with non-manual workers. Case study evidence from firms with manual PRP schemes is used to investigate this. A successful PRP scheme for manual workers is likely to demand a very careful introduction. Successful operation of a manual PRP scheme is only likely if the organizational culture changes at the same time, or if it is part of a wider process of performance management.

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