Purpose of the research
This research is to be carried out on The Shams Store. It will be a study on employee welfare application within the store. The purpose of this research is to find out different ways that can make life easy for employees within the workplace. This study will help in knowing what workers need in order to feel valued at the store hence improving their productivity.
- RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The research shall be carried out by way of execution of questionnaires by the respondents, these will cover the ordinary workers while the managers shall be examined through telephone interviews. There shall also be a determination from the employees, on the qualitative methodology aspects that need to be addressed by the research.
This questionnaire is to be administered to junior level staff at the store as well as to two managers.
Questionnaire on employee welfare at The Shams Store.
Please answer the following questions as appropriately as possible by selecting the answer that you feel most suitable to you.
- How satisfied are you with your current remuneration package?
- very satisfied
- not satisfied
- Is remuneration the major motivator in execution of your duties?
- If not state what other incentives motivate you towards doing your job?
- Job satisfaction
- Passion for your job
- Good working conditions
- How would you describe your working conditions at the store?
- How satisfied are you as an employee working at The Shams Store?
- very satisfied
- What factors induced your response in the above question
- (b) personal
- If personal how best do you feel the organization should handle such issues?
- Through the use of motivational seminars
- Through the establishment of a guidance department with permanent officers
- Through the allocation of leave days for employees who so request on personal issues
- If organizational how best do you feel they should addressed?
- Through the setting up an independent personnel department
- Through the disassociation of the shop from the owner as an independent enterprise
- What factor would you consider limiting on your ability to execute your duties in the store?
- Close monitoring from the owner
- Lack of adequate leave days and rest time
- poor staffing therefore increasing individual work load
- Is the management responsive enough issues raised by the employees
- If not in the previous question, why do you think it is so
- The management is too occupied in other aspects of running the store
- Ignorance on by the management on the welfare of the employees
- How does the ambition of the proprietor hinder his ability to adopt standard employee welfare policies?
- Pursuit to maximize profit at the expense of the employees’ welfare
- His preoccupation on product variation leaving little room to address worker welfare issues
- What mechanism would you wish be employed in handling of employee welfare issues in the store?
- Allocation of a special budget to address worker welfare issues on a need basis
- The setting up of human resource office
A majority of the subjects in this survey are women at seventeen, while the rest are men. Their ages are not evenly distributed, with the youth, 35yrs and below dominating the workforce. All the respondents are Muslim by affiliation with half the youth being non practicing Muslims. The two managers who contributed are men.
The respondents are to be recruited randomly. The researchers are to request for the employees roll and pick names at random without considering their identities. They are then to proceed and establish the availability of the picked respondents and their willingness to be involved in the exercise. The managers are to be selected by selecting two random levels and recruit the participation of the managers of the selected levels.
Estimation of possible benefits of the proposed research
The research would help a student researcher by enabling them acquire the required skills in carrying out research projects. Also being a small scale study it is the ideal platform in enabling the student employs as thorough as possible research methods. It would also help the subjects by providing them the platform to give their contribution towards the handling of their welfare. In trying to answer the research, the subjects are able to look back on the state of their work station, and put forward more progressive ideas and approaches. On the scientific community, the research findings and methodology provide a standard for future researchers who will be addressing similar projects or projects of similar levels. To the society, the research addresses the need for other enterprises of similar size to consider actively reviewing their employee welfare approaches leading to a happier workforce and a better society by extension.
The subjects are to be verbally informed on the reason for the study. They are then to be informed of their expected contribution to the process. They are also to be informed on the possible benefits they are to enjoy by the outcome the research. This shall happen in a pre survey meeting to explain the timelines, venues of the interviews, time to hand in physical questionnaires and when and how telephone interviews shall be conducted. It is then that they are requested to consent participation in the survey by signing the participation consent form.
Participants who will opt not to carry on with the research shall be afforded the chance to express why they feel their input is no longer possible and appropriate notes taken. There shall be an effort in trying to convince them to carry on but if unsuccessful, another random participant shall be picked to fill in.
After the research the participants shall be engaged in a conclusive debriefing session to establish aspects such as what effect they feel their contribution will have on their welfare, and what threat they feel their contribution might present.
If you do volunteer to participate in this research you shall be required to do the following things as by the consent participation form. Be available when the researchers require you as stated in the consent form. By filling in a questionnaire that shall be provided and required back one day after hour of provision. Answer to a telephone interview for twenty minutes that shall happen on the day indicated on the consent participation form. Your contribution to the research will take the form of a telephone interview. This will be tape recorded and anonymised.
The tape-recordings will be kept safely and destroyed later.
The written down recordings will be retained by the project team and analyzed as part of the study. You shall also be required to read and sign the consent participation form as required by law.
In case of telephone interviews, the consent participation form shall be read out to the participant with details kept of the date, time of call and name of the caller being recorded. A record of the call should be kept and it must be made certain that the respondents understands all aspects of the content of the consent form before being required to agree to it.
The privacy of the respondents is assured and we, the researchers shall not divulge any or part of any information that might set into risk the anonymity of the respondents. This information shall be used for research purposes only and shall be destroyed upon completion of its use