Table of Contents
1.0 Dissertation Title.
2.0 Research Question.
4.0 Research Background.
5.0 Aim and objectives of the proposed research work.
5.2 Research Objectives.
6.0 Methodologies for the proposed research work.
6.1 Research approaches.
6.2 Research Design.
6.3 Data collection technique.
6.3.1 Secondary Data Collection.
6.3.2 Primary Data Collection.
6.4 Methods of analysis.
6.5 Evaluating the methods used.
6.6 Ethical issues towards the proposed research work.
6.7 How the proposed research work will be evaluated.
7.0 Timescales for completion of research, draft report and final submission.
8.0 Expected findings.
9.0 Research limitation.
1.0 Dissertation Title
An analysis on the job satisfaction level of part-time employees in organizations: a case study of Tesco plc (five branches in central London)
2.0 Research Question
Which motivators should organizations implement to improve job satisfaction levels among part-time staff and to improve employee performance and company productivity?
Business organizations like Tesco are facing lots of challenges for surviving in the competitive marketplaces, mainly the globalization and the increased number of aggressive competitors are keeping the organizations including Tesco under pressure. Therefore, organizations need to review their activities from time to time for taking the necessary initiatives. One of the most important activities of business organizations like Tesco is human resource management (HRM). Human resource management has been more tactical and strategic for multinational companies like Tesco, which needs to consider both local and global markets.
Human resources are being considered the most significant asset (namely human capital) for any organization. Although companies have many valuable assets including logo, brand image, products, etc, human resource (HR) is the most effective one to manage other assets and to be succeeded. According to Scott (2009), business success relies on how it can use, evaluate and train its workforces. As Gray (2009) notes, when a company is investing heavily or deeply in debt, it needs to take more performance-driven and competitive initiatives, and to do so it must focus its attention on its staff including performance appraisal systems and their management.
Therefore, human resource management in business organizations like Tesco plays a significant role in terms of managing staff ( both part-time and full-time). It is also an important issue to keep both full-time and part-time workers satisfied in workplaces to survive in a competitive market. Employee motivations through different incentive schemes and performance appraisals is one of the significant jobs of human resource management which are applied to improve employee performance and company productivity aiming to meet the business goals and objectives.
4.0 Research Background
A survey by Labour Force (2013) discloses that for the last three decades the job market has been bigger than previous because of increased organisational demand for hiring more staffs than ever before. The survey results show that it was only 8.6 million employment in 1971, which increased to a dramatic figure of 26.4 million in 2012 with a higher risk in case of new employment. The survey found out that the key reasons for this sharp improvement in employment are changing lifestyle in the population of the UK, particularly women and students who tend to work part-time basis. Women like to work part-time so that they can continue their housework, child cares, and other daily and personal activities. Home students want to work part-time mainly for experiences and earning some money besides their study. International students are not allowed to work full-time during their study periods. In additions, many overseas skilled workers tend to work for several organisations at a time on a part-time basis to secure life financially in the UK (Labour Force, 2013). According to USDAW (2014), organisation like Tesco nowadays hires people as part-time contact for many positions following the business down and downturn economy and to reduce staffs costs through the reduction in benefits, incentives schemes and performance appraisal systems.
Tesco is the leading and biggest retailer in the UK, even in the EU. It serves millions of customers every week in its more than 10,000 stores located across the UK and global market. Tesco operates its activities with about 500,000 staff. According to a report by USDAW (2013), 75% of frontline staff at Tesco are working as part-time contact………………….