Corporate and Management Policies for Recruitment, Employment, Training, and Retention of the Secondary Labor Force,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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In terms of significance, company policy variables are the most important determinants of the propensity of the secondary labor force to terminate employment. One might conclude that company policies and their programs are the important ingredients in changing the secondary market worker into a stable member of the mainstream of our economy. This socially desirable change would in part be accomplished by helping these workers redefine their status in the labor market as regular hires. Unfortunately, the absenteeism equation suggests that such a socially desirable conclusion may not be warranted. Reduction in the tendency to terminate may be only a reflection of some firms commitment and not an indication that these secondary workers have undergone a complete social transformation. Thus, the discouraging possibility exists that disadvantaged workers are not on the verge of being integrated into the primary labor market. In the short run, the social transformation of the secondary labor force cannot be accomplished if firms provide only the lowest-level entry jobs.
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