Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Karl Redmon, Monica McNair, Raymond Jones, Connie Guild, Denise Green, Lisa Holley, Lauren Olmedo
May 25, 2015
Barbara Tucker, General Manager at BIMS recently discovered an increase in the turnover rate and a decrease in employee morale due to an undisclosed dissatisfaction in the working conditions which also resulted in an increase in sick time used, and a decrease in work performance. A survey was constructed and implemented by Debbie Homer, HR Manager analyzing the frequency and descriptive techniques of the data received. The survey’s purpose was to elicit information to gain insight ...view middle of the document...
Debbie will continue to utilize the best measurement in using the whole population of employees outside of management to effectively analyze the data from the revised questions to address concerns of morale, increase retention and work performance adequately.
Identify types of data collected-Lauren’s Part
In the BIMS situation, qualitative data was collected. There is no numerical value for the questions that were asked of the employees. Debbie Horner, the HR manager, created the survey with a list of questions that she handed out with the employee’s paychecks. The survey wasn’t mandatory, only voluntary and only 78 employees out of 449 responded to the survey. Debbie had done the research to find out the statistics of people responding to surveys and she found that there is typically a low rate of response so she didn’t feel the need to try and push it anymore.
As a recommendation, I believe that there would have been more employee participation if there was some sort of incentive offered for completion of the survey. If more employees were involved, the data collected could have been even more accurate. In an article that I found online, it states that when there is a cash incentive involved, the rate of response is higher. It also stated that when the cash is upfront instead of a promised incentive, the rate of response increases. I know from personal experience, when there is an incentive involved, it increases my want to do the survey or excel in whatever it is the incentive is being offered for.
The updated survey was done much better. The same type of data, qualitative was still collected, but in much better way. There was more data collected and more efficient data after the testing was done and the survey was reviewed before being sent out.
Draw a Conclusion – Karl
(Week 2) The issue for the survey would be Debbie given such a large responsibility. She is tasked by Barbara to survey 449 employees with nothing but a recent degree earned and no actual previous survey experience. Henry Dumas and Matt Lee is only mentioned in to separate paragraphs, not to be mentioned personally throughout the information given and though a survey is given, the data...