Pay Equity And The Expectancy Theory Essay

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“A Performance Appraisal Snafu” focuses on the idea that employees are compensated according to their work evaluations. At this office, located in Newport, Oregon, Marcus Singh and Jason Taft were both scored by their superior Garth Fryer on an outstanding to unsatisfactory scale for all aspects of their job. At the beginning, the employees were satisfied with their close to perfect scores, but this soon changed when Victoria Popelmill, the department director, felt as if Fryer was too lenient with his scores. He was forced to go back and change the scores, making Singh’s marks one grade lower and leaving Taft’s the same. This resulted in Taft receiving a bonus that Singh did not receive. This case brings up the discussion of pay equity and the expectancy theory, focusing mostly on Marcus Singh. When looking at pay equity, Singh compared himself to Taft who was a similar employee to him. In this case, there is an example of individual equity. Singh and Taft had the same jobs and on the first evaluation had identical grades. Singh, a 40-year-old employee, has been working in the Office of Research and Evaluation for 10 years. His fellow employee Taft is only 24 years old and only has been working in that office for about two years. This inequity within this organization has a clear effect on its employees. After these evaluations were conducted and the bonuses were handed out, Singh showed a clear decrease in workplace motivation. The expectancy theory simply put is the…

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