Research Database

Employee Retention

This 4 page paper answers four questions asked by the student. The paper starts by looking at the way good and poor economic performance can impact on retention, the negative impacts of good and poor retention, the main causes or employee turnover and finally compares the internal and external drivers for turnover and retention. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Performance Management

This 5 page paper begins with an explanation that the term performance management refers to everything from the performance of the entire company to employee performance to the performance of a department. Since it is more often used in terms of employee performance, the essay addresses this area. Specifically, three theories of motivation are briefly described and three approaches to employee appraisal are discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

New Directions in the Employee Performance Appraisal

An 8 page paper discussing the inability of standard performance review practice to serve either the organization or the employee and exploring innovative approaches to redesigning the process. Here, employees themselves are called on to redesign the process and create one by which performance is rated on the degree to which the employee has contributed to realizing the organization's goals. Includes a letter and an abstract. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Reducing Employee Turnover Through Effective Recruiting

This 10 page paper discusses the issue of recruiting to reduce turnover. The writer presents data regarding turnover rates, costs associated with high turnover, mistakes companies make when hiring personnel, and strategies that can be used to lower employee turnover rates. Specific examples of successful tools and strategies that have been used are presented. These include having a clear process for recruiting and using realistic job previews. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Turnover In Nonprofit Organizations

This 10 page paper discusses the high employee turnover in the nonprofit sector. The first section of the paper provides a basic introduction to nonprofit organizational structure and some of the challenges they face, including high turnover rates. The second section comments on the challenges and some reasons for high turnover, including a lack of long-term planning and a lack of effective human resource practices. The last section offers recommendations to reduce turnover. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Review of “Employee Turnover and Post-Decision Accommodation Process”

A 3 page review of a 1981 article addressing the issue of employee turnover. Rather than inform any specific aspect of employee turnover in the time current to publication, Steers and Mowday (1981) conduct their exercise as a prelude to several suggestions for future research. Most of these suggestions relate to points raised throughout their article, specifically dissonance and attribution theories, and characteristics of the individual. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Employee Retention in Customer Service Through Quality Initiatives

A 3 page paper discussing training's influence on employee retention at Ritz-Carlton hotels and Pal's Sudden Service, a fast food chain in east Tennessee. Both companies have won the Baldrige Award for Quality; both have employee turnover rates at or below one-third of the average rates of their respective industries. Not only did the companies greatly improve customer satisfaction, they also made themselves employers of choice and reduced total training costs by reducing turnover. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Retaining Employees

A 10 page paper with three sections. The first topic is how to retain employees. Turnover data are reported and employee retention strategies and techniques are discussed. Compensation trends are reported. The last section reports an employee discipline strategy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Review of “An Alternative Approach: The Unfolding Model of Voluntary Employee Turnover”

A 3 page paper analyzing the means by which employees reach decisions to leave their employers voluntarily. Lee and Mitchell (1994) appear to have provided a means by which to categorize employee departures. This should result in the development of information that organizations can use to minimize the effects of voluntary employee turnover. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Employee Performance Evaluations

A 6 page outline that examines aspects of employee performance evaluations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT/Revision

This 3-page paper discusses employee evaluation and appraisal as part of a performance management plan.

HRM Project; Solving A Firms’ HRM Problem

This 12 page paper presents a HRM project where a firm with human resource problems is identified and the paper assesses the way that they may be resolved. The paper uses a firm with poor motivation levels and a high staff turnover looks at the theories that may be used to find solutions and proposed a range of strategies to improve the performance and loyalty of the employees. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Response Regarding Performance Appraisal

A 3 page letter written in reponse to e-mail from a boss requesting criteria for an employee performance appraisal. The boss asked the employee to provide a list of criteria for that employees review, and the employee responds by creating a list that encompasses broad basis, like leadership skills, with specifically defined criteria, including attendance.

EMPLOYEE RESISTANCE TO HIGH PERFORMANCE WORK ORGANIZATIONS

This 5-page paper examines the concept of the High Performance Work Organization (HPWO) and why employees have been resistant to the concept. HPWOs, which rely on team integration, can be beneficial to employees, or they can destroy employee morale if employees aren't better trained for the change to a more horizantal management style. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reducing Staff Turnover; A Case Study

This 7 page paper considers a case supplied by the student where a large company is suffering from high levels of employee turnover. Based on theoretical models the writer shows why this turnover may be occurring, the types of people that may be staying, how they are feeling, and how management may change the situation to increase retention and motivation. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Motivating Employees To Gain Market Share

A 6 page paper. A scenario is presented in which a company is dealing with low morale and motivation, high turnover, lack of commitment and a declining market share. The writer argues that the human relation issues must be addressed first before any marketing plans can be devised. The essay includes discussions on motivation, turnover, and hiring to retain employees. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

High Employee Turnover In The Restaurant Industry

7 pages in length. In today's fast-paced society where people are constantly striving to improve their personal gain, jobs in the food service industry are considered to be nothing more than stepping stones. From busboy to manager, no position is safe from the ravages of high turnover, inasmuch as there is always a better offer waiting just around the corner. The writer discusses various reasons for the high employee turnover rate in the restaurant industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Human Resources / Retaining Employees

This 8 page paper discusses employee turnover and how to reduce it. Using a real company, the writer explains their turnover rate, then provides a review of the literature and its limitations, and finally offers a critical analysis of what the company really did compared to the ideas found in the literature. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Human Resources / Value Of Training

P. McCabe A 12 page paper that discusses human resource training. Specifically, the question of whether or not providing training is of benefit to the company. Some employers believe it is a waste of money because employees will then leave, taking their new skills with them. Others believe training reduces turnover and enhances employee commitment. The question is discuses with research to support the conclusions. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Cerner Corporation - Training Analysis

A 9 page paper. The essay includes a Table of Contents and Executive Summary. The main paper is divided into six sections that provide a background of the company and its mission, sales, employees, discussion of current employees, existing training and career development programs, the company's ranking in turnover and training, training interventions recommended, the cost of training and how it will be evaluated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Staffing in a Food Court

This 3 page paper looks at some operational issues which may be faced by a canteen on a college campus. The paper looks at matching staffing levels of demand, staffing mix between full-time and part-time employees, staff turnover and employee training. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

EMPLOYEE TURNOVER: CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

This 9-page paper studies the causes for employee turnover and provides some solutions to avoid this. Also under discussion are the importance of communication and employee respect. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Problems with Employees

This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and considers why the company is having problems wit the employees including absenteeism and high turnover rates. The situation of the case includes an autocratic owner with no management training and the employees are refused a pay rise when the company is doing well. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Errors in HRM

This 4 page paper examines the errors a fast food chain is making when managing the employees. The paper makes reference to motivation theory and argues that the uncaring culture is a result is the over application of scientific management techniques which is resulting in poor productivity and high employee turnover. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Costco and Best Buy

This 4 page paper compares the financial performance of Costco and Best Buy, between 2004 and 2006. The paper looks at operating performance and profitability using gross, operating and net profit as well as return or assets and return on equity. Activity ratios are presented in the form of accounts receivable and payable turnover, inventory turnover and growth in revenue and inventory. The paper also looks at cash flow, share price, market capitalization and P/E ratio. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

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