The aim of this research project is to continue our investigation of the link between an employers` use of human resource management practices and employees` perceived quality of work as well as their decision to stay with their employer. In addition to pursuing the research questions laid out in our initial proposal, we further developed the Linked Personnel Panel (LPP), a combined employer and employee panel survey on the use of personnel management practices and employee perceptions.
One of our innovations in the employer survey is to introduce questions that measure both changes in HR policies and the reasons for these changes, helping us to single out exogenous variation that can be used for the identification of causal effects. Our employee survey innovates by interviewing workers who remained with their employers on potential search activities on the labour market as well as potential external job offers. In addition, people who have changed their employer are asked about reasons for this change and its consequences. Our scope for the empirical analysis is further enhanced by linking our survey data with worker social security records and the IAB establishment panel.