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Research seminar with Professor Anders Frederiksen
October 11, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Anders Frederiksen is Professor at the Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture (ICOA) at Aarhus University. His research interests include society and politics, working life and the labour market and labour market policies.
Subjective Performance Evaluations and Employee Careers
Firms commonly use supervisor evaluations to assess the performance of employees who work in complex environments. Doubts persist whether their subjective nature invalidates using these performance measures to learn about careers of individuals and to inform theory in personnel economics. We examine personnel data from six large companies and establish how subjective ratings, interpreted as ordinal rankings of employee performances within narrowly defined peergroups, correlate with objective career outcomes. We find many similarities across firms in how subjective ratings correlate with base pay, bonuses, promotions, demotions, separations, quits and dismissals and cautiously propose these as empirical regularities.
Anders’ full profile can be read here.