The Effects of Human Resource Management (HRM) Practices on Employee Performance.
The doctoral study I chose to research on is The Effects of Human Resource
Management (HRM) Practices on Employee Performance. The process I used in selecting
this topic is mainly qualitative. The issue is important to my doctoral studies since my career
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path majorly encompass management career path. It is the career path development process
that makes me chose this topic to get information about how HRM practices can perfect
employee productivity (Doody & Noonan, 2013, p 28). My ideal job will be to start my own
business: be a manager of my own business. Thus, the topic will be indispensable in helping
me move forward with my doctoral studies. The topic has passed preliminary testing whereby
I have tried to ask students and lectures on the same topic.
To investigate the topic, I will use qualitative research (interview) to execute it. Eight
interviewees will be interrogated in the interview. Three of the respondents will be
managers/CEO (chief executive officers) of any companies and five employees (Doody &
Noonan, 2013, p.31). The sample of the eight participants will be randomly selected from the
various enterprises in the region. The importance of selecting the three CEOs is that I will be
able to consolidate information about how HRM practices ease the operations and duties of
the top management. Furthermore, having the five employees in the sample will establish the
consequent implications of HRM practices on the performance of workers (Doody &
Noonan, 2013, p.32). Altogether, I will be able to establish the relationship between
employers and employees as far as HRM practices are concerned. The responses from both
parties will be used to test the hypothesis regarding the respective topic.
Doody, O., & Noonan, M. (2013). Preparing And Conducting Interview. Nurse Researcher,