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Q1: Using your understanding of the work of Herzberg, which motivators can you see in action at Siemens?
Frederick Herzberg proposed a very popular theory of motivation termed as the two- factor theory, or motivation – hygiene theory has been widely accepted by managers concerned with the problem of human behavior at work.
There are two distinct aspect of the motivation- hygiene theory.
Intrinsic factors such as achievements, recognition, the work itself, responsibility, advancement and growth seem to be related to job satisfaction. These factors are variously known as motivators, satisfiers or job content factors.
When questioned as to when they felt good about their work employees tended to attribute these characteristics to
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Siemens recruits graduate into three core areas of the business. These are engineering, information technology, and business. 1. Each graduate, who joined in Siemens, treated as an individual. So, they can discuss with their line manager, when they start, to decide on graduate’s individual training and development plan. Therefore, they can develop themselves by their own choice in relevant field. For example, graduates of IT can do some training program on Simulation computer programming or Design software. 2. Siemens supports graduate to gain further qualifications. So their graduate profile can be verifying by taking training through popular institution such as IET or IMech. 3. Graduates can obtain different type of training. Therefore, they can earn extra qualification in different sectors. Like Graduates of engineering can take a course on HR or supply chain management to work on different project with their varieties of knowledge in Siemens Company 4. Siemens supports their graduate employee in studies to gain such qualification like CIPD in distance learning to establish a talent pipeline and best employee image. That is how Siemens entry-level development program can thrive to their business growth.

Siemens implemented the Siemens Graduate Development Programme in 2005, as a means of developing graduates with the

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