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Job Footprint

What is 'Job Footprint'

The scope and range of an employee's duties while under a company's employ. A secretary's job footprint might include answering phones, greeting visitors, scheduling meetings and appointments and typing up documents. If she were promoted to office manager, her job footprint might change or expand to include ordering office supplies and equipment, managing office recordkeeping and filing systems and overseeing all administrative support staff.

Explaining 'Job Footprint'

Employees generally expect that, as their job footprint increases, their pay and/or benefits will increase to compensate them for the additional work. One feature of the 2008-2009 recession was that employees who kept their jobs saw their job footprints increase as they took over the responsibilities of laid off workers, but they did not receive any, or very little, increase in pay or benefits.


Further Reading


The end of investment bank capitalism? An economic geography of financial jobs and power
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …

Reduction of power consumption and carbon footprints by applying multi-objective optimisation via genetic algorithmsReduction of power consumption and carbon footprints by applying multi-objective optimisation via genetic algorithms
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …

High growth firms, jobs and peripheral regions: the case of ScotlandHigh growth firms, jobs and peripheral regions: the case of Scotland
academic.oup.com [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …

Bringing inequality back in: The economic inequality footprint of management and organizational practicesBringing inequality back in: The economic inequality footprint of management and organizational practices
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …

A review of footprint analysis tools for monitoring impacts on sustainabilityA review of footprint analysis tools for monitoring impacts on sustainability
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …

Public footprints in private markets: Sovereign wealth funds and the world economyPublic footprints in private markets: Sovereign wealth funds and the world economy
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …

Global Footprints of Monetary PolicyGlobal Footprints of Monetary Policy
ideas.repec.org [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …

Job-hopping in Silicon Valley: some evidence concerning the microfoundations of a high-technology clusterJob-hopping in Silicon Valley: some evidence concerning the microfoundations of a high-technology cluster
www.mitpressjournals.org [PDF]
… 1995) call for an integrated exploration of both quantitative and qualitative footprints of employment and … In 1978, even in Manhattan a job in finance was not special … has contributed significantly to growing income inequality between financial and other jobs, between Manhattan …



Q&A About Job Footprint


How can the job footprint change?

The job footprint can expand or change as responsibilities increase.

What does it mean to have a larger job footprint?

It means that more work will be required from the employee.

What is a job footprint?

The scope and range of an employee's duties while under a company's employ.

Where did the phrase "carbon footprint" originate from?

It originated from BP's 25 million advertising campaign in order to move public attention away from restricting fossil fuel companies and onto individual responsibility for solving climate change.

What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place or product.

Is there any correlation between pay and/or benefits and having a larger job footprint?

Yes, employees expect that their pay and/or benefits will increase as their job footprints increases.

How can you calculate a carbon footprint?

You cannot calculate it exactly because of inadequate knowledge of and data about complex interactions between contributing processes.

Does this happen in all cases?

No, during the 28-29 recession employees who kept their jobs saw their job footprints increase but did not receive any, or very little, increase in pay or benefits.

What does the term "carbon footprint" refer to?

The term refers to greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual or an organization.