Essays on Discrepancies between What People Say and What They Do Regarding Employee Pay Article

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The paper "Discrepancies between What People Say and What They Do Regarding Employee Pay" is a perfect example of a business article.   The thesis statement in the article is that there are discrepancies between what people say and what is done regarding employee pay. Several individuals, Sara Rynes and Kathleen Minette Barry Gerhart authored the article. According to the authors, many human resource experts believe that employees are likely to over-report the relevance of pay when conducting employee surveys. However, according to them, they suggest that the reverse is true.

The researcher has reviewed the evidence, which shows the discrepancies between what many people say as well as what is done with regard to pay. The authors seem to have conducted thorough research, for instance, in the first paragraph they state that they note that pay is not equally relevant in all scenarios or to all and sundry, they go-ahead to identify circumstances under which pay is more or of less relevance to employees. It is true that there are discrepancies between what people say and what they do regarding employee pay. The authors begin by giving a citation that has been misleading; they say that a survey that directly asks employees how relevant pay is to them they are more likely to overestimate the true importance of pay.

However, according to the authors, this is not true and their research shows that previous study results are not consistent. The authors of the article could be right largely since their study focused on well-documented findings that employees have a tendency of saying that pay not very important to them yet it is very important.

I do agree with the article authors that this is an essential element if employees reports are taken at face value many Human Resource experts underestimate the motivational potential of pay. The authors of the article used a table to show the discrepancies between self-reports of pay importance and behavioural responses to changes in pay. The authors could have drawn a table with several columns and rows; this could help the reader to identify easily the table from the article. However, there are two rudimentary columns in table I.

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