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Excerpt — Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation-3rd Edition

Reward Systems

As noted in chapter 13, one of the purposes of performance appraisal is administrative - specifically, to facilitate personnel decisions about salary, wages, merit pay, promotion, and similar rewards. Volunteers, of course, work for intrinsic rewards (see chapter 2), and paid workers may also seek and receive intrinsic rewards.

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The Need for Volunteerism

North American societies are distinguished in part by the enormous contributions that volunteer workers make to national economies and social welfare (Moyer 1985). Historically, the tradition of volunteerism and community service in the United States began with the early settlers from Europe (Ellis and Noyes 1990).

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Job Design

It is not uncommon to hear people say the following things about their jobs: "A job is a job is a job." "I love my job." "My job is not a great one, but it pays well." "My job is like any other, but the people I work with are absolutely wonderful." "My job is okay, but my supervisor is intolerable."

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