American Journal of Applied Sciences

Incorporating Workload and Performance Levels into Work Situation Analysis of Employees with Application to a Taiwanese Hotel Chain

Tien-Hui Chen, Kun-Hsu Wu, Wei-Jen Lin, Wen-I Horna and Chich-Jen Shieh

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.692.697

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 5

Pages 692-697

Abstract

Problem statement: Appropriate Human Resource Management (HRM) can motivate employees, develop their capabilities and enhance their productivity. However, before selecting the HRM practices to adopt, the workload levels of employees should be considered, since they may influence the success of such efforts. Approach: This study measured the relative workload of individual employees and incorporates the performance level into the work situation analysis. This analysis enables managers to be more aware of the work situations of employees and thus achieve better HRM decision making. Results: In addition, we presented an example application of the proposed analysis focusing on the reception clerks in a hotel chain and the results can aid management in deciding which HRM practices should be applied for specific employees so that their productivity can be improved. Conclusion: The advantage of this study is that it can provide a practical framework for managers to be more aware of the work situations of employees and thus achieve better HRM decision making.

Copyright

© 2010 Tien-Hui Chen, Kun-Hsu Wu, Wei-Jen Lin, Wen-I Horna and Chich-Jen Shieh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.