Monday, December 9, 2019
Impact of Gender Diversity on Employee for Marks and Spencer
Question: Discuss about theImpact of Gender Diversity on Employee for Marks and Spencer. Answer: Research Proposal Outline Field of Research Gender diversity means an equal presentation between genders and offer an equal opportunity to men and women. It is one of the major challenge for multinational organization. Specifically, in the senior management teams gender diversity has become very high issue in current scenario (Peretz, Levi and Fried, 2015). There are number of organizations that dont follow the employment Act in effective manner and create discrimination among employees on the basis of gender, race, color, religion. All these issues may influence the performance of employees as well and performance of company also. Sometimes, employee discrimination increases the job dissatisfaction which may increase the employee turnover and decline the sales and profitability of the firm. So, gender diversity is one of the major challenge for management of the organizations. Marks and Spencer focuses on maintaining Gender Diversity at workplace and allow female employees in board of directors also. So, author has decided to determine the impact of gender diversity on performance and employee turnover of the Marks and Spencer in last five years (Kakabadse and et al, 2015). Aim Impact Gender diversity on employee turnover and performance of the Marks and Spencer. Objectives To identify the ratio of male and female employees of the Marks and Spencer. To collect and analyze the data about the employee turnover, sales and profitability of the Marks and Spencer. To critically analyze impact of gender diversity on employee turnover, sales and profitability of Marks and Spencer. Research Question What is the major difference between number of male and female employees of Marks and Spencer? Whether gender diversity will increase or decrease the employee turnover and performance of Marks and Spencer? Variables: Gender Diversity, employee turnover, sales and profitability. Secondary Data For analyzing the last five years gender diversity, employee turnover and sales and profitability of Marks and Spencer Author needs to collect the past data of the company. So, for obtaining the relative information author will use the secondary data collection method (Rao and Tilt, 2016). Regarding this, author will use the different sources such as website of the company, annual report, news articles and literature review. This data will be appropriate because it will help in analyzing the impact of gender diversity on employee turnover and performance of the Marks and Spencer. Author will collect the numerical information of all the variables by which study can easily apply statistical analysis method for analyzing the secondary data (Ntim, 2015). Major source for collecting the secondary data will be last five years annual report of the Marks and Spencer. Data source: https://annualreport.marksandspencer.com/MS_AR2017.pdf https://www.annualreports.com/HostedData/AnnualReports/PDF/OTC_MAKSF_2016.pdf https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/documents/reports-results-and-publications/annual-reports/annual-report-x2015.pdf https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/documents/reports-results-and-publications/annual-reports/annual-report-2014.pdf https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/documents/reports-results-and-publications/annual-reports/annual-report-2013.pdf Literature Search Term Gender Diversity, Employee turnover, Sales, Profitability, Marks and Spencer, male and female employee. Merged Articles and Reference List Kakabadse, N. K., Figueira, C., Nicolopoulou, K., Hong Yang, J., Kakabadse, A. P., zbilgin, M. F. (2015). Gender diversity and board performance: Women's experiences and perspectives.Human Resource Management,54(2), 265-281. Ntim, C. G. (2015). Board diversity and organizational valuation: unravelling the effects of ethnicity and gender.Journal of Management Governance,19(1), 167-195. Peretz, H., Levi, A., Fried, Y. (2015). Organizational diversity programs across cultures: effects on absenteeism, turnover, performance and innovation.The International Journal of Human Resource Management,26(6), 875-903. Rao, K., Tilt, C. (2016). Board composition and corporate social responsibility: The role of diversity, gender, strategy and decision making.Journal of Business Ethics,138(2), 327-347.