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Title: Developing Compensation Systems in Academic Libraries
Author(s): Duda, Frederick
Subject(s): Library personnel management
Abstract: Compensation, stated succinctly, is what employees get in exchange for their work. The adequacy of the compensation has great impact on the ability of an organization to meet its goals. Inadequate compensation leads to poor performance, absenteeism, excessive turnover, grievances, and strikes. Although such problems will never completely disappear, morale can be positively affected if an organization has formulated and disseminated its compensation objectives. The purpose of this article is to provide background on a complex personnel specialty rarely covered in library schools. The fundamentals for designing and administering a compensation program are covered. Emphasis is given to job evaluation systems, merit-based reward systems, compensation administration, and current issues and problems in compensation
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In R.Rubin (ed). 1987. Critical issues in library personnel management: Papers presented at the 29th Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Technology: 103-126.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (29th : 1987)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1669
ISBN: 0-87845-081-5
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1987.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-23
Related Item: This Allerton Park Institute has also been published as the Summer 1989 issue of Library Trends (Volume 38, No. 1).
 

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