Ford Motor Company Publication: "Helpful Hints and Advice to Ford Employes," 1915

Summary

In 1914, Henry Ford took the radical step of paying workers $5 per day for a 40-hour work week; he called this compensation "profit-sharing." Ford's turnover problem disappeared. In addition, Ford workers could buy the cars they produced, benefitting the company. However, profit-sharing required employees to conduct their lives in a certain manner. The requirements are outlined in this pamphlet.

In 1914, Henry Ford took the radical step of paying workers $5 per day for a 40-hour work week; he called this compensation "profit-sharing." Ford's turnover problem disappeared. In addition, Ford workers could buy the cars they produced, benefitting the company. However, profit-sharing required employees to conduct their lives in a certain manner. The requirements are outlined in this pamphlet.

Artifact

Publication

Date Made

1915

Subject Date

1915

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Creator Notes

Published by Ford Motor Company

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.951.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Inscriptions

Printed on front cover: Helpful Hints and Advice to Ford Employes [sic]

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