The Operation of Internal Labor Markets: Staffing Practices and Vacancy Chains

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byLawrence T. Pinfield

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This well-illustrated resource describes the internal labor market (ILM) for the salaried employees of a large manufacturing firm. The author examines the ILM from three interdependent perspectives: that of the firm as a whole; the vacancy chains or sequences of linked staffing actions inside the firm; and the factors which influence individual staffing decisions and actions. Chapters illustrate how a competitive and dynamic employment system facilitates organizational adaptation and change.

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This well-illustrated resource describes the internal labor market (ILM) for the salaried employees of a large manufacturing firm. The author examines the ILM from three interdependent perspectives: that of the firm as a whole; the vacancy chains or sequences of linked staffing actions inside the firm; and the factors which inf...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306450461

ISBN - 13:9780306450464

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An Introduction to ILMs and Forest-Co: The Operation of Internal Labor Markets: Staffing Practices and Vacancy Chains. Forest-Co: Frame for an Internal Labor Market. Vacancy Chains as Bundles of Staffing Actions. Minimal Vacancy Chains. Mediumlength Vacancy Chains. Long Vacancy Chains. Staffing Action Perspectives on ILMs: Staffing Practices as ILM Processes: Internal Labor Markets as Contexts for Staffing. Staffing as an Administered Process. Organizational Staffing and the Posting Process. Criteria Used to Evaluate Different Candidates. Postselection Considerations of Staffing. Review of Staffing Action Perspective on ILMs. The Operation of Internal Labor Markets: Summary and Review. Index.