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Strategies Adopted by Big Bazaar”
Session 2009-11 Submitted To:
Prof. Dr. Anjali Sharma (Faculty Guide)
Ashish Kr. Kashyap PGDM-RETAIL Roll. No. RM-20005
Under the Guidance of:
Mr. Pallav Dubey (HR Dept.), Big Bazaar
ACCMAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, 46/A2, KNOWLEDGE PARK-III, GREATER NOIDA, UP
RESEARCHED BY:Mr. Ashish Kumar Kashyap.
First of all I would like to express my profound thanks & gratitude to our Dean Prof. Arun Kumar for his encouragement and support. Prof. Dr. Anjali Sharma & Mr. Pallav Dubey (HR Dept., Big Bazaar) my project mentors for his understanding and assistance, assisting in the collection of the topics for the project, contribution & foresights. His guidance has helped me significantly. I wish to express my cordial appreciation to all the academicians, fellow students, faculty members & the staff of ACCMAN Institute of Management, who helped in terms of their feedbacks which paved way to furnish this project. It is of course impossible to finish a project without the support of other people, which is even truer in my case; I take this opportunity to thank them for their immensely warm, vocal and vigorous encouragement deep appreciations to my parents. The staff at Big Bazaar Mr. Nanda Ballabh (ASM) of Fashion-Ladies, Mr. Sajan Kumar Chaurasia (DM) of Fashion-Mens, Prashant Pandey (TL) of Fashion-Ladies and other staff members of Big Bazaar turned to be very helpful in providing me the information’s about Big Bazaar’s employee retentions programs & strategies.
PG-RM-09-20005 the project on the has topic successfully “Employee completed Retention Strategies Adopted by Big Bazaar” under the guidance of Prof. Under Guidance (Prof. Anjali Sharma) ACCMAN Institute of Management . No. Dr.CERTIFICATE This is to certify that Mr. Ashish Kumar Kashyap Roll. Anjali Sharma. Dr.
9. 7. No.CONTENTS Sl. 5. 5 7 8 9 13 14 17 17 18 19 20 8. Conclusion References . 2. 4. Topics Covered Introduction of Company Executive summary Research Objectives Employee Retention Introduction Recognizing the Problem Cost incurred from employee turnover & Common retention strategies Retention Strategies • • • • • • • • • • • Top Performer Profiling Orientation and OnBoarding Performance Reviews Career Pathing and The Two-Way Value Proposition Communication Engagement Morale Boosting Competitive Compensation Non-monetary Reward and Recognition Employee Surveys Exit Interviews The Boomerang Effect 21 22 22 22 23 23 25 27 and Employee Pg. 6. 1. 3. No.
INTRODUCTION Kishore Biyani-led Pantaloon Retail India Limited (PRIL) will hive-off its value segments “Big Bazaar and Food Bazaar” into a separate company called Future Value Retail from January 1. 170 Food Bazaar stores. led by its format divisions. covering an operational retail space of over 6 million square feet. supply partners. in over 70 cities across the country. As a focused entity driving the growth of the group's value retail business. which constitutes up to 55 per cent of PRIL's total revenues. The value retailing segment of the company consists of supermarket Food Bazaar and hypermarket Big Bazaar. The company operates 120 Big Bazaar stores. Future Value Retail Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited. Big Bazaar and Food Bazaar. stakeholders and communities across the country and shape the growth of modern retail in India. This entity has been created keeping in mind the growth and the current size of the company’s value retail business. . Future Value Retail Limited will continue to deliver more value to its customers. The company has plans to open 140 Big Bazaars and Food Bazaars over the next 4-5-years in addition to the 120 stores it already operates across the country. among other formats.
. And this is just the beginning. cutlery. Where Big Bazaar scores over other stores is its value for money proposition for the Indian customers. Food is the main shopped for category in this store. Big Bazaar plans to add much more to complete the shopping experience. one can get the best products at the best prices – that is what they guarantee. With the ever increasing array of private labels. utensils. crockery. At Big Bazaar. sports goods and much more at prices that will surprise you.Big Bazaar is not just another hypermarket. it has opened the doors into the world of fashion and general merchandise including home furnishings. It caters to every need of a family.
Many companies already know that wages and benefits are important to employees. We’ve seen it happen many times. some employee turnover is to be expected. Their reputation became unreliable. but compensation alone is not enough to . Of course. Now recall how you felt about the organization your client represented. but the company is truly engaging its employees. there is no good reason for the unexpected loss of quality staff members. All that time – and often money – spent developing a relationship and sharing business strategies with someone you trusted went out the window. you lost faith in their business practices and you probably lost interest in working with them.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Project Title “Employee Retention Strategies Adopted by BIG BAZAAR” “Have you ever phoned or revisited a client and discovered that the person you were dealing with is no longer working for the company?” It’s an unfortunate and frustrating realization. then your clients likely feel the same about yours if you have trouble retaining your top talent. An organization that provides top wages and benefits loses a great employee to a competitor for no apparent reason. So if you have felt this way about other companies.
motivated and experienced workforce your business needs to excel. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To study the problems in the organization. why people are leaving? Setting goals for retention strategies. Draw out measures to reduce employee retention.keep the highly skilled. . To study.
It has taken considerable time and resources to attain a staff that you are proud of – to replace them starves your organization of many essential success factors (money. In fact.) and the company’s ultimate triumph. you cannot hold onto all your best people. Obviously. productivity. but essential to any manager’s ongoing process is a critical retention strategy. Reducing employee turnover is a strategic and vital issue. overall attitude.Employee Retention For managers. hiring does not end when the candidate has accepted the position. . Hiring top-quality individuals is an important task on its own. Following a well developed strate gy will let you reduce recruitment through retaining your top-performing talent. Advantageous initiatives and well-planned processes must be firmly in place and consistently nurtured so that employees will have reasons to remain with your company for growth to continue. happy workforce in place that is mutually focused on the organization’s performance. The intent of this whitepaper is to help you discover the importance of retaining your valuable employees and provide you with a list of solutions. beneficial to your company’s bottom line. successful. nothing feels better than having a strong. etc. but you can certainly minimize the loss.
But once they are working for you. . As an experienced business person. The old adage “Look after the small things and the big things look after themselves” can easily apply to your workforce. In your position as a manager of people you must do whatever you can to keep that priceless individual who works hard for your company and generates strong results. top performers are often made a variety of offers before they settle on one career position. you have undoubtedly used. In a competitive. or are in the process of using effective hiring tools to assemble what you believe to be the best staff. The collector protects the painting with superior security and environmental methods. professional world. Like an art collector who has spent time and research attaining that Great Master’s work which embodies the talent. getting excellent staff requires the same passion. they need reason and motivation to remain. skills and training of the artist.PEOPLE ARE VALUABLE “Look after your people and the business will look after itself”. with exceptional skills and who fit well into your company’s unique culture.
and appreciated Employees get to be players and not just hired hands Employees get to make a difference . They are valuable individuals with unique competencies and characteristics who require appreciation as much as a paycheck. In fact. people are the single most valuable element within your organization. valued. Employee Retention Benefits ➢ Businesses that invest in employees and have high employee engagement have a competitive advantage in their ability to make it through a recession.Your staff is more than employees. ➢ ➢ ➢ Employees feel respected. ➢ These companies will emerge from the recession stronger and healthier unlike the companies whose workforce has been decimated.
RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEM Who is ultimately responsible for staff retention? Retention starts at the top. Managers need to appreciate staff every day and constantly work to keep them on board. . Getting and keeping good staff demands focused. formal and informal policies and procedures that make retention a prime management outcome. The HR department alone cannot reduce turnover. Sourcing. hiring and retaining motivated employees is the responsibility of the company’s governing board and Leadership Team.
2. Recruitment costs ● From advertising to the time spent interviewing and sourcing. not including the time spent by existing employees to assist. call center agents require on average 4 . Training costs ● Orientation materials and trainers’ time (ex. 4.The High Cost of Employee Turnover The costs of high staff turnover can be incredible. 3. Lost Productivity Costs ● A new employee operates between 25%-50% of productivity levels for the first three months. Lost sales costs ● The loss of business when the role is vacant. .6 weeks or more of classroom training). Some of the substantial costs that occur when a person leaves your organization include the following: 1.
. Make Wiser Choices when Hiring Employees and Managers • Consider the corporate culture that this prospective employee or manager must fit into and determine if there is a match. • When the recession is over you will need to replace these workers and at what cost? • Instead. 3. 2. • Search for Ways to Redeploy Employees It doesn't make sense. • Encourage your workers to share their concerns with you and in turn share your concerns with them. shift these workers to other areas that are still performing well. This fosters openness and trust between all parties involved. • Employees that leave companies take valuable knowledge with them. Communicate Effectively With Your Employees • This is the most critical tactic of all.Some common retention strategies: 1. to get rid of valuable employees during an economic downturn. • Assumptions and speculations are deadly to employee morale and the health of the organization. financially or otherwise.
• In a nutshell. Treat Employees Fairly and Respectfully • Your employees are your company's best asset and you must protect and nurture them. • Honor your commitments to them. Ethical Leader Be a Great Motivator. . • Believe in their capabilities. 4. champion them and they will champion you and the company. • Listen to their ideas and implement them. 6. 5.• Doing so will ensure that not only will the employee/manager match the company's expectations but the company will match the employee's or manager's expectations. you are in the business of growing people. • Encourage them often to stretch out of their comfort zones. • Let them know how valuable their contributions are to the company. • Whether you know it or not. Be an Effective. Innovator and Leader • Inspire your employees to achieve great things.
an ideal role profile should be created. The goal for any recruitment strategy should be to attract a top performer who will stay with the company for as long as possible. .Bill Pollock.” . actually selecting them is essential to successful performance. “People Are Everything” It is important that both the organization and the employee know what they want to get out of the job. and in fact.Retention Strategies of BIG BAZAAR ✔ Top Performer Profiling ✔ Orientation and OnBoarding ✔ Performance Reviews ✔ Career Pathing and The Two-Way Value Proposition ✔ Communication and Employee Engagement ✔ Morale Boosting ✔ Competitive Compensation ✔ Non-monetary Reward and Recognition ✔ Employee Surveys ✔ Exit Interviews ✔ The Boomerang Effect 1. In order to hire those “near perfect” individuals. Top Performer Profiles “Knowing how to select the right people. energy and focus to create such a profile it becomes much easier to source qualified candidates who will successfully fill the position. If a company spends quality time.
the employee will not be faced with surprise expectations. their orientation to the company and the role is paramount. trained in the role and learn the company’s expected outcomes. Yet. Using predictive performance profiling such as Drake’s P3 proves invaluable in this process. By establishing these targets from the outset. The orientation process must provide a clear understanding of the role and the performance targets necessary to attain to complete the role successfully. Orientation is the critical “fitting in” phase of the training process. Onboarding continues far past the point where orientation programs typically end.A candidate profile should be built around existing top performer’s skills. It will match candidates to these criteria and distinguish them as future key contributors in your organization. 2. conducting follow-up sessions on a periodic basis. This longer approach often serves to deepen the . instilling both confidence and reliability. a number of more enlightened companies have extended their orientations for a number of months. Some orientation experiences conclude after a couple of days of the employee’s first day. knowledge and behaviour. Orientation and Onboarding Once ideal candidates are hired. New hires are oriented to the workplace culture.
at or above company expectations. human interaction and information. Communication and Employee Engagement Clear and open communication is the best foundation for nurturing staff. Performance Reviews increase the chance of an underperforming employee improving their performance. A properly conducted performance review provides the employee and their manager an opportunity to step back. . input and concerns which can be the most cost-effective way to acknowledge people.bonds with the employee by providing more attention. look at the bigger picture of the employee’s performance and to discuss in broad strokes whether the performance is below. Performance reviews are a chance to formally communicate an employee’s contribution to the company. Nothing says respect or models empowerment more than managers who actively listen to their employees. 3. 4. The active listener appreciates the employee’s feelings. Performance Reviews Positive feedback on a regular basis does more to propel success in an individual than any other performance related tactic.
customer service (and therefore customer loyalty). they’re a result of a negative or dissatisfying work experience due to the actual job itself. not having adequate training or a myriad of other factors that affect morale. the issue of morale is critical to operational success and should be the cornerstone for any retention strategy. and people need to communicate effectively to ensure that their voices are being heard and their concerns addressed. but rewarding). Morale problems are experiential problems. the answer is in changing the work experience. Morale directly affects the bottom line through its impact on productivity. turnover. . Morale Whether employees are heading for the exits at an alarming rate or because employee relations issues are becoming increasingly problematic. More specifically.Being heard builds self-esteem and employees with high self-esteem feel trusted and valued and are less likely to feel marginalized. People work for people. absenteeism and litigation. one’s relationship with their boss. 5. the answer is in creating a work experience that itself is rewarding (not always fun. Since morale problems are due to an unsatisfying work experience. not companies.
6. Reward systems that are person-based are proving to be effective especially when recognition is linked to personal desires or needs such as: ✔ Time Off ✔ Flexible work hours ✔ Job-sharing ✔ Office Space ✔ Home Office . goal-oriented initiatives for employees to aim towards. stock options. Increasingly. Non-Monetary Reward Recognition Creative non-monetary reward and recognition programs can be powerful tools. bonuses. companies are using informal methods for rewarding staff while financial compensation is becoming less the norm for recognizing employee accomplishments. The goals for success set out by the manager and the employee are more attainable if realistic and practical incentives are firmly in place. and the traditional health insurance and retirement packages are tools that some companies use to help keep employees onboard. Competitive Compensation. geography and the position. Benefits and Incentive Program Competitive compensation and benefit packages including salary. Salary increases should be structured to stay competitive within your market sector. Carefully developed bonus or profit sharing programs provide encouraging. 7.
” Aldous Huxley It is unrealistic to think that good people can be trapped. Employee surveys are best delivered by a third party consultative company 9. So. discounts on client’s products / services ✔ Community and Charity Involvement 8. discounts on company products / services. policies and practices within the company to address the concerns. Exit Interviews “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.✔ Special Projects. Managers need to craft and implement policies that meet employee concerns head-on. Organize company-wide communication sessions that feed back survey responses and associated actions. this lets employees know they are being heard and that their issues are being addressed. Committee Involvement ✔ Public Acknowledgment ✔ Career development and training ✔ Company organized discounts such as fitness memberships. . when people do leave it is important to know why and adjust hiring profiles. Employee Surveys Collecting survey data and understanding concerns is only the first step.
➢ Incorporate the ability to examine results not only on the basis of individual results but for the organization as a whole. how well the employee’s job responsibilities were defined. ➢ Incorporate key behavioral measures such as the employee’s satisfaction with the job itself. 10. The Boomerang Effect . ➢ Recognize that exit interview practices need to be implemented consistently and in such a way as to encourage employees to share their opinions honestly. feedback and recognition received. Remember it is important to learn from the information gleaned in these interviews. There are five key guidelines that should be kept in mind to help ensure that the end result is a useful and effective survey: ➢ Do not focus solely on the employee’s reasons for leaving but also on the employee’s attitudes and experiences that identify the issues and concerns which may not surface when asking about reasons for leaving.A structured exit interview program can play an integral role in employee retention. ➢ Ensure that there is more than one way for employees to express their reasons for leaving – including several open-ended questions for them to include their own comments – to get a full perspective on their decision to leave. perceived opportunities for advancement and the employee’s perspective on the amount of training. By not paying attention to the results turnover will continue for the same reasons.
The word ‘boomerang’ has recently been used to describe employees who return to an organization. Boomerang employees are usually very committed to their position and the company and are therefore can become the some of your best recruiters for new talent and mentors for existing employees. The time they have spent away from the organization has given them the additional knowledge of the market. . and they have personally experienced that perhaps the grass isn’t greener on the other side.
the cost difference and time constraints is staggering. . they are in fact improving their bottom line. engaged. Increasing retention requires careful planning and implementation resulting in a solid program which incorporates many or all of the solutions mentioned above. and productive.CONCLUSION Put simply . Companies must realize that by keeping their turnover levels low. Your company depends on it. • Employers who are able to minimize their employee turnover during the recession period are going to emerge from it stronger and healthier than those companies whose employees have defected. But keeping those employees is an art. • Do everything you can to make sure that you keep your employees happy. • Hiring top-performing and enthusiastic employees requires a certain knack. many of the retention strategies mentioned above cost little or no money to implement and require nothing more than carefully planned time dedicated to long-term goals. • The cost of retaining existing top performing employees.you’ll have a successful company if you treat your employees well so they want to stay with you. • In fact.
• It is essential that every recruiter and manager should be concerned with retention from the start of any recruiting program. ➢ Encourages the employee in committing to long-term goals and planning within the organization. The process should be conscious of the end goal: ➢ ➢ To keep the individuals who outperform in your company. This study will help in evaluating employee retention program to ensure that our organization has the best possible practices in place to reduce costly turnover. Making the new employee aware that the intention is to keep them as long as possible. these strategies can help a lot. ultimately. To partner with a forward thinking organization who will deliver quantifiable results to your retention problem and. . your bottom line.
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