HR Project

Human resources (HR) is the name of the function within an organization charged with the overall responsibility for implementing strategies and policies relating to the management of individuals. This section is dedicated to HR project ideas, HR projects for Mba, HR Human resource project topics, Mba HR project reports, Mba HR project sample, Mba HR project list for students, final year Mba project titles.

Reward & Recognition Strategies: A case study of GE Healthcare in Umeå

How does GE Healthcare uses Reward and Recognition strategies and how do their co-workers perceive these strategies with a focus on motivation and job satisfaction? We want to examine potential gaps between evidence and practice on Reward and Recognition Strategies. Furthermore we want to develop and understanding of how co-workers perceive these strategies.We have chosen to use a case study to examine GE Healthcare, and we have interviewed twelve respondents, both managers, white-collar and blue-collar workers... Contents 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 PROBLEM BACKGROUND 1.2 PROBLEM 1.3 PURPOSE 1.4 DISPOSITION 2. THEORETICAL METHODOLOGY 2.1 PRECONCEPTIONS 2.2 BACKGROUND OF AUTHORS 2.3 CHOICE OF SUBJECT 2.4 RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE 2.5 RESEARCH PHILOSOPHY 2.6 SCIENTIFIC APPROACH 2.7 RESEARCH METHOD AND PURPOSE 2.8 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES 3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 3.1 HRM – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3.1.1 HRM versus personnel management 3.1.2 HR partner perspective 3.1.3 HR IT-systems 3.2 SOFT VERSUS HARD HRM 3.2.1 Soft HRM 3.2.2 Hard HRM 3.3 ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND RESTRUCTURE 3.3.1 Collectivistic and individualistic society 3.3.2 Individualism and … [Read more...]

“Red Envelop” incentive measure for chinese employees

This paper studies the most common economic phenomena in the People Republic of China—-“Red Envelope” as year-end cash bonus. Based on 108 employees’ responses to the designed questionnaires in Henan Province, central part of P. R. China, the paper reveals the “Red Envelope” is an incentive measure for Chinese employees at present. Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Purpose 1.2 Thesis Layout 2 Literature review 2.1 Basic Ideas of Incentive theories 2.2 Theoretical Application and Hypotheses 2.2.1 Recognition 2.2.2 Reward and performance 3 Research Methods 3.1 Data and Sample 3.2 Some Points for Notice 3.3 Results 3.4 Discussion of Results 4 Conclusion 5 References 6 Appendices 6.1 Appendix A: Questionnaire in English 6.2 Appendix B: Questionnaire in Chinese Author: Feng Li Source: Blekinge Institute of Technology Download This Report Reference URL 1: Visit Now … [Read more...]

Balanced scorecard project report

Background and problem: During the past decade more and more companies have experienced the importance of communicating strategy to their employees in an understandable way. The balanced scorecard, created by Kaplan and Norton, is one of the management models providing tools to do this. The need for knowledge about how to create good internal communication in order to fully utilise the balanced scorecard model makes this an interesting subject to study. Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to describe how the balanced scorecard can be used as a tool for communicating strategy within organisations using Kungälv Hospital as an example of how the theories are applied in the reality outside the textbooks. Delimitations: This thesis focuses only on how the balanced scorecard is used as a communication tool towards employees and not towards other stakeholders. The perspective is on the use of the balanced scorecard as a communication tool and not on implementation... Contents 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND 1.2 PROBLEM 1.2.1 Problem formulation 1.3 PURPOSE OF THE THESIS 1.4 DELIMITATIONS 1.5 OUTLINE OF THE THESIS 2. METHOD 2.1 RESEARCH APPROACH 2.2 RESEARCH METHOD 2.3 … [Read more...]

Balanced scorecard at Skelleftea municipality

The concept of the balanced scorecard was introduced by Harvard professors Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton in 1992 when organizations realized that it was no longer sustainable to focus only on financial objectives in order to stay competitive. The balanced scorecard was traditionally developed for use in for-profit organizations but with its fundamental idea that the financial perspective does not always cover what is most important, it has also been implemented in non-profit organizations where profit maximization is not the main objective. Although the balanced scorecard is presented to be an effective management system for survival in a more challenging and competing environment it has also been strongly criticized by several authors as well as organization that have unsuccessfully implemented it... Contents 1. INTRODUCING THE RESEARCH 1.1 BACKGROUND 1.2 RESEARCH PROBLEM 1.3 PURPOSE 1.4 DELIMITATIONS 1.5 CHOICE OF TOPIC 1.6 DEFINITIONS AND KEYWORDS 1.7 DISPOSITION 2. IDENTIFYING OUR SCIENTIFIC TERMINUS A QUO 2.1 FIRST HAND PRECONCEPTIONS 2.2 SECOND HAND PRECONCEPTIONS 2.3 PERSPECTIVES 2.4 SCIENTIFIC IDEAL 2.4.1 The Positivistic ideal 2.4.2 The … [Read more...]

CEO Compensation: The Influence of Foreign and Institutional Investors

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the research area on the connection between CEO compensation and institutional and foreign ownership using data on Swedish firms. We study the level of pay and performance-based compensation as well as probe further into determinants of CEO compensation in Sweden. We do not find support for an effect of institutional and foreign investors for the level of compensation or performance-based compensation. However, we find results supporting an effect of a subgroup of institutional owners on CEO compensation. Our results also show that firm size and growth opportunities are the most important factors in explaining CEO compensation in Swedish listed firms. Furthermore, we find interesting initial results suggesting that CEO ownership may also be an important factor in explaining CEO compensation. Contents 1. INTRODUCTION 2. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND PREVIOUS RESEARCH 2.1 THEORIES ON CEO COMPENSATION CONTRACTING 2.1.1 Agency Theory 2.1.2 New Approach to Agency Theory 2.2 LEVEL OF COMPENSATION 2.3 PERFORMANCE-BASED COMPENSATION 3. METHOD 3.1 BACKGROUND 3.2 METHODOLOGY 3.2.1 Level of Compensation 3.2.2 Performance-Based … [Read more...]

Rewarding and Recognizing Employees: How IT professionals in Sweden and in Finland are motivated and prefer to be rewarded

With this thesis we want to investigate through an empirical and a theoretical study how IT professionals in Sweden and in Finland are motivated and how they prefer to be rewarded and recognized. Method:The methodology for this thesis is both a quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The data was collected through questionnaires which contained multiple choice questions and open questions. The Statistical Analysis of Data presentation was performed for the multiple-choice questions and Qualitative analysis for the open questions. Contents 1 INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW 1.1 Motivation-Definition and Theories 1.1.1 Abraham Maslow: Hierarchy of Needs 1.1.2 Douglas McGregor: Theory X/Theory Y 1.1.3 Frederick Herzberg: Motivation-Hygiene 1.1.4 David McClelland: Achievement, Affiliation, and Power Motives 1.1.5 J. Stacey Adams: Equity Theory 1.1.6 Victor Vroom: Expectancy Theory 1.2 Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Motivation 1.3 Motivational Factor 1.4 Motivation through Financial Incentive 1.5 Individual Factors and Motivation 1.6 Rewarding 1.7 Recognition 1.8 Motivation within IT-organizations 1.9 Research Objectives 1.10 Limitations of the … [Read more...]

Do Cultures Really Matter: Human Resource Management Strategies Project Report

The purpose of this research study is to explore the relationship between cultures and Human Resource Management Strategies in Multinational Corporations. In order to achieve this purpose, a multiple-methods research design is adopted. The study consists of two steps. The first step is a pilot study which aims to give a general picture and the direction for the further case study. A case study is the second step; here, three companies are studied by conducting interviews: ArtsNordica, TeliaSonera and Company A, with the intention of highlighting the important issues of cultures and HRM strategies. Contents Introduction Literature Review Strategy Cultures Analysis model Methodology Data collection Pilot survey study Case Study Empirical Findings Bank A ArtsNordica The outcomes of HRM strategies Managers’ perceptions on cultures Company A The outcomes of HRM strategies Managers’ perceptions on cultures TeliaSonera The outcomes of HRM strategies Managers’ perceptions on cultures Analysis I: Categorizing the HRM strategies II: Comparing the cultural impacts on managers III: Exploring the relationship between HRM strategies & Organizational … [Read more...]

Corporate Social Media – Facilitating Better and Faster Change Management

Today’s world is moving at an ever increasing pace. New technologies, opportunities, threats all force companies to have the ability to be able to change rapidly in order to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. In this thesis we look at how new generations working with new types of media can play a vital role in how a company goes about its change management decisions. The focus is centered on the use of social media in a business environment. We have carried out a minor field study at the Volvo Group where we have looked at how they currently work with change management, how they want to work with change management and also how the current information channels work and how they are being used by people at the Volvo Group. In this thesis we have come to the conclusion that an implementation of social media will yield faster and better communications within a company and also make the company more transparent where every employee’s opinions can be read, documented and saved for future use. This information can later be utilized when carrying out and managing change in a business environment. Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Background 1.1.1 … [Read more...]

Work Environment Stressors – The link between employees’ well-being and job performance?

Employees are the human capital which contributes to the success and development of a company to a great extent. Thus, these days, companies do not see them only as factors of production from the classical perspective, but have started to value them as stakeholders and partners with whom long-term goals are achieved together.Problem Discussion & Purpose: Researchers realized the need of companies to deal with employees, and for that reason, there has been great time and effort spent on studies concerning the relation between job satisfaction and job performance. However, the authors of the thesis came to conclusion that the link between job satisfaction and job performance was still a vague one. Therefore, the thesis is focused on the concept of well-being. The study concentrates on blue-collar workers, and the purpose is to explore and understand the relation between job-related well-being and employees’ job performance in the context of stress caused by following environmental factors: working tools, workload, heat, noise, and safety... Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Background 1.2 Problem 1.3 Purpose 1.4 Delimitation 2 Theoretical Framework 2.1 Job Performance 2.2 … [Read more...]

Assessing the role of work Motivation on Employee Performance

The main purpose of this study was to” assess the role of work motivation on employee performance”. This study in an assessment of this purpose used deductive approach in which a qualitative survey was carried out among students at of Umea Business School (USBE) who are assumed to be future employees .The survey was intended to get their responses on what they feel is (are) the best factors that could motivate them as future employees among a list of ten motivational factors. In this light the study sets to identify the most ranked factors among the ten motivational factors.The analysis from the empirical findings showed that Job satisfaction”was the most ranked factor for both sub groups that made up the sample survey. However a study from previous researches used in this study showed that different results could be obtained from different groups of already working employees. This study therefore can be seen as an introduction to a more detailed study to be carried by future researchers on the field of employee’s motivation. Contents Chapter One 1.1 Introduction/Background 1.2 Research question/problem statement 1.3 Objectives/purpose of study 1.4 Limitations and … [Read more...]

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