The Effectiveness Of Supervisor Training

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Introduction This project is based on Waitrose, an upmarket British supermarket. The research aim is to analyse the effectiveness of supervisor training in South Harrow. The project title was chosen after working at Waitrose myself and seeing how supervisor training has changed over the last 5 years. The following research is being carried out to find out how supervisor training can remain constant within all current and new supervisors. Background Waitrose was found in 1904 by Wallace Wait, Arthur Rose and David Taylor. After two years, David Taylor left the business thus resulting in the name ‘Waitrose’ being adopted from the remaining founders’ names. Waitrose joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1937 as a chain of 10 specialist food…show more content…
3.0 Methodology A methodology shows how research questions are articulated with questions asked in the field (Clough, 2004, p. 25). The definition of research methodology is the study of the research process in all its broadness and complexity. All of the methods and specifications of techniques employed from the limitations to the rationale are taken into account (Marais, 1988). 3.1 Primary Research Primary research generally refers to research that has involved the collection of original data specific to that particular research project (Gratton & Jones, 2004, p. 8) For this project, 10 questionnaires will be carried out with current supervisors allowing them to express their point of view on what the pros and cons are. This will make it easier to achieve the research aim and to make recommendations to help Waitrose ensure that all supervisors are receiving the most appropriate and up to date form of training. The sampling method which will be used to guarantee that all supervisors have an equal chance of being selected to fill out the questionnaire is random sampling. Random sampling refers to a variety of selection techniques in which sample members are selected by chance, but with a known probability of selection (Lavrakas, 2008). This method of sampling was chosen as it provides all supervisors with an equal chance of being chosen as well as being highly representative. For the questionnaire, a combination of both open and closed questions will be used.

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