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A Methodology for Research Project Selection

This report is on "a methodology for research project selection". In the present study, scholars will make focus on the aspects due to which employee turnover of the Morrison is continuously rising. In this, by making the focus on each and every aspect of Holloway store Isli scholar can assess the factors which may cause high employee turnover. In this, by framing appropriate research objectives and outline scholars will present the fair aspects of the issue. Research may be defined as a systematic investigation in which a scholar makes an in-depth analysis of the problem. The present project will discuss the factors which may cause employee dissatisfaction and turnover.

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTIOn.................................................................................................................................3Task 1....................................................................................................................................................31.1 Formulating and recording possible research outline specifications.........................................31.2 Identifying the factors that contributing to the process of research project selection..............31.3 Critical review of the secondary sources in the context of research topic................................31.4 Producing a research project specification...............................................................................5Research aims and objectives.........................................................................................................5Research questions...........................................................................................................................5Research methodology....................................................................................................................51.5 Preparing an appropriate plan and procedure for the agreed research specification................6TASK 2.................................................................................................................................................72.1 Stating the resources which are required to carry out research and presenting the relationshipbetween the research resources and questions................................................................................72.2 Designing and distribution of questionnaire among the respondents.......................................72.3 Collating data gathered from survey through graphs.................................................................7Task 3..................................................................................................................................................123.1 Stating the evaluation technique which is highly suitable for the research study..................123.2 Interpreting the results by using percentage calculation method............................................123.3 Making recommendations.......................................................................................................16Task 4..................................................................................................................................................164.1 Preparing a power point presentation to present the outcome of research..............................16CONCLUSION..................................................................................................................................16APPENDIX........................................................................................................................................18References..........................................................................................................................................212
INTRODUCTIONResearch may be defined as a systematic investigation in which scholar makes in-depthanalysis of the problem. In the present study, scholar will make focus on the aspects due to whichemployee turnover of the Morrison is continuously rising. In this, by making focus on the each andevery aspect of Holloway store Isli scholar can assess the factors which may cause of highemployee turnover. In this, by framing appropriate research objectives and outline scholar willpresent the fair aspects of the issue.TASK 11.1 Formulating and recording possible research outline specificationsIn the present era, employees are the main assets of business organization who plays a vitalrole in evolving greater satisfaction among the workforce. Moreover, in the service industrycustomer satisfaction and loyalty is highly influenced by the quality of services which are offeredby the personnel. In this, it is highly required for the firm to have highly skilled and motivatedworkforce. Now, all the business organizations makes focus employee retention which helps themin reducing the recruitment as well as training expenses. In this, company has requirement to makecontrol over the aspects of employee turnover (Dozier, Grunig and Grunig, 2013). Moreover, skilledand trained personnel have ability to offer highly satisfactorily services to the customers ascompared to new personnel. The present research project has been based on Holloway store Isli ofMorrison which is the largest supermarket chain of UK. Now, this store is facing the problem ofhigh employee turnover which directly places negative impact on the productivity and profitabilityof the firm. Thus, the present project will discuss the factors which may cause of employeedissatisfaction and turnover.1.2 Identifying the factors that contributing to the process of research project selectionThere are several factors which make high level of contribution in the selection of researchproject. The main reason behind the selection of this topic is that employee turnover andabsenteeism is one of the main factors which places direct impact on the productivity andprofitability aspect of the firm (Poole and Jenkins, 2013). In this regard, the present report will helpMorrison in understanding the factors which are responsible for high employee motivation. In this,by evaluating such aspect business unit is become able to take strategic action for overcoming theproblem of high employee motivation.1.3 Critical review of the secondary sources in the context of research topicLiterature review may be defined as a process in which scholar make critical evaluation of3
the secondary sources such as books, journals and other research articles. By this, researcher wouldbecome able to prepare thesis in accordance with the research objectives and questions.Theme 1: Meaning of employee turnoverAccording to the view points ofAppelbaum (2013)employee turnover refers to the situationwhen number of people leaving an organization. In this, business unit fulfils such deficiencies byappointing the new personnel. By evaluating employee turnover employer can assess the reasons forit and thereby become able to estimate the cost to hire in terms of budgeting aspects. However,anotherHolman (2013)presented employee turnover as a period which provides information to theemployers within which personnel stay within your company. Through this, employer can takedecision in relation to the replacement of their workers.Thompson (2013)claimed that whenpersonnel leave the organization for any reason at any times is termed as employee turnover orseparation.Theme 2: Factors responsible for the situation of high employee turnoverAs per the view points ofVan De Voorde, Paauwe and Van Veldhoven (2012)lack offlexibility is one of the main factor due to which employee turnover increases in the retail sector.Moreover, when personnel feel that their management is not flexible with the schedule then itcreates frustration in the mind of personnel. In the present era, flexibility at workplace is highlyrequired for building satisfaction among the human resources. However, it is to critically evaluatedbyCerasoli, Nicklin and Ford (2014)who said that due to the lack of financial benefits employeeturnover is rising in the retail industry with the very high pace. Benefits include medical insurance,allowances, bonuses etc. which act as a motivator in front of the personnel. Moreover, in the youngage personnel give more priority to the financial benefits rather than other aspects.Cross (2016)argued that lack of opportunities in relation to the growth and advancement ofcareer also compels personnel to leave the organization. Moreover, due to the lack of job rotationpersonnel are not able to enhance their skills and competency level to the large extent. Besides this,job of the workers are become too monotonous when they regularly perform similar things. Thus,lack of job rotation and training session is one of the main aspects which may result into highemployee turnover.Theme 3: Impact of employee turnover on the growth aspect of firmDozier, Grunig and Grunig (2013)claimed that the situation of employee turnover placesdirectly negative impact on the growth and success of firm. Moreover, when talented people leavethe organization then it closely influences the productivity and profitability of firm. Usually,experience personnel are highly able in relation to dealing with the customers. This aspect placeshigh level of impact on the sales revenue as well as customer satisfaction and loyalty.Poole and4
Jenkins (2013)said that employee turnover also imposes high financial cost in front of anorganization. Moreover, for the smooth functioning of business unit has to recruit new personnel. Inthis way, recruitment and training expenses impose huge financial cost in front of the firm. Thus,employee turnover is not good for the firm which is continuously growing. However, it is tocritically evaluated byAppelbaum (2013)that employee turnover also provides benefit to the firmto some extent. In the present scenario, technological changes and advancement takes place with thevery high rate. In this, by appointing the highly skilled and competent people business unit can aidin their growth and development.1.4 Producing a research project specificationTopic: Investigation on the Employee High Turnover at WM Morrison Supermarket Plc UK inHolloway Store IsliResearch aims and objectivesResearcher aimed to analyze the reasons due to which Holloway store Isli of Morrison isfacing the problem of high employee turnover.ObjectivesResearcher will consider all these objectives during the investigation which directlyaddresses the topic of the investigation. Through this, research would become able to carry outfurther investigation more effectively and efficiently.To develop understating about the factors which are responsible for high employee turnover.To determine the impact of high employee turnover on Morrison.To investigate the ways through WM Morrison can resolve the problem of high employeeturnover.Research questionsQ.1 Which kind of factors may cause of high employee turnover within the retail store?Q.2 What are the impacts that the problem of employee turnover directly places on the growth anddevelopment of firm.Q.3 What are the elements which will assist Morrison in reducing the problem of high employeeturnover?Research methodologyResearch approach: Inductive and deductive are the main two research approaches whichhighly vary according to the type of investigation undertaken by the scholar (Bhattacharyya,2009). In the present investigation, scholar will select inductive approach to address the5
qualitative aspects in an effectual manner.Research philosophy:Specifically, interpretivisim and positivism are the main philosophieswhich will provide deeper insight to the scholar about the suitable data collection andanalysis method (Creswell, 2013). In this, researcher will make use of interpretivisimphilosophy to interpret the qualitative aspects.Data collection:In order to gather data researcher will undertake both primary andsecondary collection methods. For collecting primary data scholar will conduct survey on 20personnel who work in Holloway store. Along with this, scholar will also undertake books,journals and scholarly articles to gather secondary data. Besides this, scholar will also makeuse of internet to develop understanding about the factors which are highly accountable forthe issue of employee turnover.Sampling technique: By employing purposive sampling technique reseracher has beenselected 20 personnel of Holloway store of Morrison situated in UK. Thus, by doinginvestigation on suchData analysis:Techniques of data analysis also differs according to the type ofinvestigation. SPSS and other statistical tools help researcher in analyzing the numeric orquantitative data in the best possible way (Daniel and Sam, 2011). Further, for thequalitative research thematic perception test is the most suitable technique which will helpin analyzing data more effectually. For the present study researcher will employ thematicperception test technique to draw valid conclusion from the outcome of survey.Ethical consideration:Scholar will follow all the ethical aspects by gathering data from theauthentic sites (Fiegen, 2010). In addition to this, by encouraging personnel of Morrison inrelation to the filling of questionnaire researcher would become able to maintain the ethicalaspects to the large extent.1.5 Preparing an appropriate plan and procedure for the agreed research specificationPlan for implementing the activities of researchActivities/Week123456789101112Selecting and evaluating the topic ofinvestigationFormulating aim and objectives of the research6
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Designing and Distribution of Questionnaire

From the above report "designing and distribution of questionnaire", we conclude that from the above research project, it has been concluded that lack of career growth, job rotation, and training are the main factors due to which Morrison is facing the issue of high employee turnover. The outcome of primary research or survey clearly shows this aspect that level of employee satisfaction is low. In this, Morrison needs to undertake effective measures within a suitable time frame. Moreover, the issue of employee turnover closely affects the productivity and profit margin of the firm. The ethical consideration of Morrison will follow all the ethical aspects by gathering data from the authentic sites. In addition to this, by encouraging personnel of Morrison in relation to the filling of questionnaire researcher would become able to maintain the ethical aspects to the large extent.