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Job Roles at Sainsburys Supermarkets

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Introduction

Sainsbury's I have chosen to investigate Sainsbury's. J. Sainsbury plc is the parent company of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, commonly known as Sainsbury's, it is also second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a share of the UK supermarket sector of 16.6%.The group's head office is in the Sainsbury's Store Support Centre in Holborn Circus, City of London. The group also has interests in property and banking. Sainsbury's was founded in 1869 by John James Sainsbury and his wife Mary Ann in London, England, and grew rapidly during the Victorian era. It grew to become the largest grocery retailer in 1922, created self-service retailing in the UK. The founding Sainsbury family still retain approximately 15% of J Sainsbury plc shares (as of May 2008), through various trusts. The family sold down their stake from 35% in 2005. The largest Sainsbury family shareholders are Lord Sainsbury of Turville with 5.83% and Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, who controls just fewer than 3% of the company, and benefits from 1.6% of the equity included in the above. The largest overall shareholder is the investment vehicle of the Qatari royal family who now hold 26.145% of the company. Store Managers In order to properly cater to the needs of customers, a supermarket (Sainsbury) must staff an expert, attentive management team. A supermarket manager may assume many different duties, such as supervising employees and store operations, taking inventory and ordering products, performing administrative and human resources work, or engaging in safety inspections and loss prevention. Most managers are very skilled at organizing merchandise, communicating with employees, and providing excellent customer service. Sainsbury managers are considered as a very important part of the Sainsbury organisation and have various roles and responsibilities. There are a number of different managers such as Store managers, Duty managers and Department managers. It is their responsibility to ensure that their department is fully staffed, that their employees are on time and are happy at work. ...read more.

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This aims to make employees work harder. Profit Sharing This is when a percentage of the company's profit is shared amongst the workers. This will encourage employees to work hard and to stay at Sainsbury's * Another kind of financial motivator is called a perk. Instead of providing their employees with extra money, Sainsbury's could give their employees a company car, health insurance, free uniform, discounted products or first class travel. Providing good perks, employees at Sainsbury's will feel encouraged to stay at Sainsbury's and will feel reluctant to leave. Some of the financial motivators that Sainsbury's provide include: * Pension - Sainsbury's offer their employees with a pension plan. By contributing 4% of their pay, Sainsbury's can match it and therefore provide a secure future for their employees. This will make employees feel reluctant to leave Sainsbury's as they will want the security of their future that Sainsbury's provides. * SSA - This is the Sainsbury's Staff Association. Employees can pay 15p a week to become a member of the SSA which offers outings, leisure activities and discounts. Yet again, this motivator will encourage employees to stay at Sainsbury's. * Share save (SAYE) - This enables employees to purchase discounted shares in J Sainsbury's plc. This will help employees to feel a part of Sainsbury's. Employees will feel respected and valued as part of the company. * Sick Pay - This enables employees to receive company sick pay when they are absent from work through illness. * Annual bonus scheme - Employees that meet their targets have the chance to receive an annual cash bonus. If employees have worked the full financial year, then they will receive the full bonus otherwise they will receive a bonus on a pro-rota basis. * Colleague Discounts - employees get a 10% discount on their shopping. Non-Financial Motivators Non-financial motivators are things other than money that are given to employees to motivate them to work to their best ability. ...read more.

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The Sainsbury's team is the key to achieve this and we value them greatly. We look after the staff who work here as well as the customers. If you have an interest in our company and are inspired about what we have to offer, along with a passion for our products then you should apply for our team! In order to do this please complete this application form and return to the address shown above. Thank you for choosing Sainsbury's and good luck. Personal Details Please tick: Mr Mrs Ms Miss First name(s): .............................................................................. Surname: ..................................................................................... Address: ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... Postcode: .................................................................................... Telephone Number (Day): ....................................................... Telephone Number (Night): .................................................... Mobile: ........................................................................................ Date of birth: ............................................................. Please state your ethnicity:..................................................... Do you consider yourself to have a disability? If so please state:....................................................................... ...................................................................................................... Qualifications Please write below any qualifications or training that you think is relevant to the job you are applying for. Can you provide proof that you are legally allowed to work in the UK? Yes No Are you facing any criminal prosecutions? Yes No If yes please give details: ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ ......................................................................................................... Have you been convicted of any criminal offences, which are not yet "spent" under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974? Yes No (Ex offenders will be considered on an individual basis and their offence will be taken into account during the recruitment process). The hours you are vacant to work Are you looking for full time or part time work? Full time (40 hours) Part time (less than 40 hours) You should be familiar with the opening times of our store so please bear this in mind when detailing your availability. When are you available to work? Days (7am-6pm) Evenings (after 6pm) Nights (after 8pm) Weekends (Sat, Sun) Have you been in full or part time employment previously? If so give details: ........................................................................................................ ...................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................... References In order to progress the application we will need to take up references. Your references can include management from any previous employment or educational institutions. ...read more.

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