Mcjob Tma 02

Executive summary p. 3

1. The McJob: unstimulating? An analysis using HRM theory p. 3

1.1 Motivation theories p. 3

1.2 Job Design theories p. 4

1.3 Job characteristic model p. 5

1.4 Induction and socialisation p. 6

2. Some useful information regarding the McJob on the internet p. 6

3. Conclusion p. 7

4. Reference p. 7

Executive summary
This report includes HRM theories in explaining why McJob is considered unstimulating for the employees. Also, using four different theories, is explained what HRM management should do to make this better. The theories used are Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, job design theory, the job characteristic model and induction and socialisation. Related to this issue, in the end are given two web sites, which are meant to help for better understanding of the McJob.

1 The McJob: unstimulating? An analysis using HRM theory
“An unstimulating low-paid job with few prospects”
Our focus is on the organisation and how it can best rationally respond to its external environment. That means that we use Hard HRM that emphasizes treating employees as a means to achieve the organisation strategy as a resource that is used in a cumulative and purely rational manner. (Preston, 2006)
Because of this reason, the basic psychological needs of the employees are not met, according Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. We are using scientific management for job design and that need to be changed.
As a HRM manager I will propose changes to be made in the policies that we use. For that purpose I will use four different HRM theories to increase the stimulation and interest of employees working in ‘McJob’ service sector.

1.1. Motivation theories

Because one of the basic needs is not met by the employees, the best use in this case is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. If psychological needs are met the employees will be motivated to go further on the next level....