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Determinants of employee compensation: an exploratory study.

Show simple item record Maoloa, Frans Rajah, Mahamed 2016-07-07T08:48:21Z 2016-07-07T08:48:21Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Maloa, Frans & Rajah, Mahamed. (2012). Determinants of employee compensation: an exploratory study. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 36(2), 91-112 en
dc.identifier.issn 2227-0124
dc.description.abstract Compensation is a discretionary concept and the determinants of compensation may not necessarily be the same for all organisations. This article reports on the extent to which a limited number of determinants of compensation identified for this particular study, namely job performance, external equity, job families, tenure and employee skill, determine employee compensation in an organisation. A purposive sample was drawn for this study. Three small and medium-sized organisations were included in the sample, namely a state-owned organisation in the aviation sector, a parastatal company in the finance development sector and a private company in the banking sector. A categorical multiple regression analysis was conducted. The findings of this study reflect a greater significance in four of the six variables as strong predictors of employee compensation, namely employee skill, employee performance, job family and job grade. The other predictors, namely external equity and tenure, can be considered to be of marginal significance as predictors of employee compensation. However, the results also seem to indicate that the four strong predictors may be more significant in state-owned and parastatal companies than in private sector companies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Graduate School of Business Leadership, Unisa en
dc.subject Employee compensation en
dc.subject Job performance en
dc.subject Job families en
dc.subject External equity en
dc.subject Organisational tenure en
dc.subject Employee skills en
dc.subject Employee performance en
dc.subject Job grade en
dc.title Determinants of employee compensation: an exploratory study. en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en

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