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An exploration of Absenteeism of Trainee Managers in my Organisation Lifestyle Sports.

Harnett, Sarah (2009) An exploration of Absenteeism of Trainee Managers in my Organisation Lifestyle Sports. Masters thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Lifestyle Sports is Ireland’ s largest sports retailer. Born in 1979 the company operates over 60 stores nationwide.

Originally Lifestyle Sports was owned by the supermarket chain, Quinnsworth. In 1997 Quinnsworth was sold to a UK supermarket chain Tesco. However, Lifestyle Sports did not form part of their overall strategy. As a result there was a management buyout in 1997 which resulted in five directors taking over the business. The business grew from 43 stores in the island of Ireland to 65 stores nationwide. In 2005 the entire Lifestyle Sports estate was sold to Stafford Holdings. The strategy of Stafford Holdings was to grow, develop and expand the business which they have accomplished to date. Opening over 10 new stores within the last 18 months, one which is a massive 21,000 square foot in size is a fine example of accomplishing this strategy.

Within the sports retail industry Lifestyle Sports main competitors are Elverys Sports, JJB, JD, Heastons sports world and Champion sports. The organisation competes with these retailers against price, product range and customer service. The current economic climate creates a vast amount of pressure within the retail sector. The ambition to survive is a key desire for all players. Employers’ expectations for employees performance is higher, costs are crucial and therefore the unnecessary direct financial cost and indirect costs associated with absenteeism is an area worth researching.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Absence Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Employee Retention
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 11:37
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 11:37
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/682

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