Job Satisfaction in the Hospitality Industry Focus: Greece Case Study: Porto Carras Grand Resort

Salpisti, Elisavet (2004) Job Satisfaction in the Hospitality Industry Focus: Greece Case Study: Porto Carras Grand Resort. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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This dissertation focuses on the notion of Job Satisfaction in the Hospitality Industry. The organisational single-case study has been chosen as a research method, with research taking place in Porto Carras Grand Resort in Northern Greece. The purpose of this research has been to demonstrate the importance of employee job satisfaction in the hospitality industry in particular, since the quality of its services is greatly subject to the 'human chemistry' between employees and customers. Job Satisfaction has been placed in the wider context of a proper Human Resource Discipline that organisations of this type need to adopt because of the distinct nature of the 'product' (service) offering. Such organisations need to seek their competitive advantage in their people. To be able to achieve this, managers have to properly motivate their employees, with Job Satisfaction being the centre of attention since as theory suggests and as this research also supports, this is an element that influences very important organisational aspects such as: employee commitment and loyalty to the organisation, turnover, performance and finally, customer satisfaction. Job Satisfaction is not an easily defined concept and the use of motivational theory aims at offering insights to its different aspects.

Employees in Porto Carras Grand Resort in general reported as being 'somewhat satisfied', with this having a negative impact on their organisational commitment and loyalty as well as the relevant turnover. Research also indicates that job satisfaction leads to better performance, whereas the opposit is not clear. Finally, the fact that employees in their majority do not have a great sense of job satisfaction cultivated in them, becomes noticeable by customers.

Findings also have expanded the frame of research including the Greek mentality towards the service industry as well as the problematic seasonal operation of hotels.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Tourism, Job Satisfaction, Hospitality Industry
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 22:19

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