Discuss how assumptions about employee motivation in the public sector might inform job satisfaction and employee retention within public sector organisations


Readings :

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Perry, J.L (2000) Bringing Society in : Toward a Theory of Public-Service Motivation, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 10(2), pp.471-488.

Vandenabeele, W (2013) Motivation, job satisfaction and retention/turnover in the public sector, in Burke R.J. et al. (eds) Human Resource Management in the Public Sector, EE Publishing

Gebson, G., Rubery, J., Grimshaw, D. (2015) Rethinking job satisfaction in care work : looking beyond the care debates, Work, employment and society, vol. 29 (2), pp.314-330.

Perkins, S. and White, G. (2010) Modernising pay in the UK public service: trends and implications”, Human Resource management Journal, 20(3) pp.244-257.

Bradley, S., Green, C. and Mangan, J. (2015) Gender Wage Gaps within a Public Sector: Evidence from Personnel Data, The Manchester School, 83, (4), pp. 379–397

White, G. and Hatchett, A. (2013) The Pay Review Bodies in Britain Under the Labour Government, Public Money and Management, 23(4) pp.237-244.

Grimshaw, D., Beynon, H., Rubery, J. and Ward, K. (2002) The restructuring of career paths in large service sector organizations: ‘delayering, upskilling and polarisation, The Sociological Review, 2 pp.89-115.

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