The Effects of Future Salary Information on Employee Behavior

Last registered on January 07, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
The Effects of Future Salary Information on Employee Behavior
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008771
Initial registration date
January 07, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
January 07, 2022, 7:38 PM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Osaka University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
University of Tokyo
PI Affiliation
Uppsala University

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2022-01-12
End date
2022-12-31
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
We plan to collaborate randomized controlled trials with a large private company to study the effects of future salary information on employees' desire for promotion, job satisfaction, hours of work (including overtime), output, and retention. Specifically, the company plans to randomly provide information about its future salaries, depending on its employees' age, achievements, and job rank. We further plan to investigate underlying mechanisms from administrative data and surveys collected by the company.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Murooka, Takeshi, Yoko Okuyama and Shintaro Yamaguchi. 2022. "The Effects of Future Salary Information on Employee Behavior." AEA RCT Registry. January 07. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8771
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
With collaboration of a large private company, we plan to randomly provide information about its employees' future salaries, depending on the employees' achievements and job rank.
Intervention Start Date
2022-01-12
Intervention End Date
2022-01-14

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
survey responses on job satisfactions and desire for promotion, and the employees' hours of work (including overtime), output, and retention from the company's administrative data
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
The collaborating company will randomly provide information about its employees' future salaries, depending on the employees' age, achievements, and job rank. We also plan to investigate underlying mechanisms from administrative data and surveys.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Regional-unit level (each regional unit consists of several plants and establishments)
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
9 regional units.
Sample size: planned number of observations
About 3000 employees.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
3 regional units control, 3 regional units partial information, 3 regional units full information
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, JAPAN
IRB Approval Date
2021-12-25
IRB Approval Number
N/A