Compensation and Benefits in Employee Motivation Research Proposal by Nicky

A research proposal on the impact of compensation and benefits on employee motivation.
# 150180 | 2,285 words | 5 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 29, 2012 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This paper explores the importance of compensation and benefits in the motivation of employees and aims to determine the extent to which these factors actually motivate employees to perform while on the job. The paper provides a literature review and outlines the methodology, design, data collection and analysis and resources needed. The paper also includes an informed consent form for study participants as an appendix.

Problem Statement
Literature Review
Population and Sample
Research Design
Instrumentation and Data Collection
Data Analysis
Time Schedule
Resources Needed
Needed Assurances/Clearances

From the Paper:

"The work of Nohria, Groysberg and Lee (2008) entitled: "Employee Motivation: A Powerful New Model" published in the Harvard Business Review states that getting the best work out of people "is one of managers' most enduring and slippery challenges." (p. 78) The determination of what motivates people as individuals is a question that is centuries old and in fact "some of history's most influential thinkers about human behavior - among them Aristotle, Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud, and Abraham Maslow - have struggled to understand its nuances and have taught us a tremendous amount about why people do the things they do." (Nohria, Groysberg and Lee, 2008) p.78"
Nohria, Groysberg and Lee report having completed two major studies stated to be focused on answering the question of "what actions, precisely, can managers take to satisfy the four dives and thereby increase their employees' overall motivation?" (2008) p.78. Nohria, Groysberg and Lee report having conducted two major studies and that in one study they surveyed 385 employees of two global businesses - a financial services giant and a leading IT services firm." (2008) p. 78 The other study involved a survey of 300 employees from Fortune 500 companies." (Nohria, Groysberg and Lee, 2008) p.78."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Best Practices in Compensation (2009) Workforce Tools. Whitepapers. Online available at:
  • Bos, Julie (2002) Building Engagement in an Economic Crisis: Leading the Way in Employee Engagement and Retention. Online available at:
  • Differentiated Compensation Programs - A Business Imperative (2009) Taleo Corporation. Online available at:
  • Kreisman, Barbara (2002) Insights Into Employee Motivation,Commitment and Retention. 2002 February. Insights Vancouver. Online available at:
  • Nohria, Nitin, Groysberg, Boris, and Lee, Linda-Eling (2008) Employee Motivation: A Powerful New Tool. Harvard Business Review. July-August 2008. HBR. Org.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Compensation and Benefits in Employee Motivation (2012, January 29) Retrieved December 09, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Compensation and Benefits in Employee Motivation" 29 January 2012. Web. 09 December. 2022. <>