“Success often comes to those who dare and act: it seldom goes to Timid” Jawaharlal Nehru
When it comes to an appeal of fathomless gratitude and obligation first of all, we owe our head heartily to all who have been inspirational, motivating and supportive throughout the project work, this report is the sensible team effort of all those people mentioned or not mentioned here. We express our benevolent thanks to our module instructor Ms. JYOTI CHANDWANI not only for giving excellent guidance, but also for her never ending willingness to deliver generous research methodologies, timely attention and kind interest.
We would also love to thank the MANAGER of BIG BAZAAR SURAT, for giving us the permission in conducting the survey, without which the research would not have been possible.
Also we will not forget to thank the sample population, that is, the FEMALE EMPLOYEES of BIG BAZAAR for spending their precious time in filling the questionnaire and discussing their problems and issues with us and helping us in our project report.
At last we would love to thank AURO UNIVERSITY for supporting us humbly in every way and helping us in the completion of our project report.
The status of WOMEN IN INDIA has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia. From equal status with men in ancient times through the low points of the medieval period, to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers, the history of women in India has been eventful. Police records in India show a high incidence of crimes against women. The National Crime Records Bureau reported in 1998 that by 2010 growth in the rate of crimes against women would exceed the population growth rate. Earlier, many crimes against women were not reported to police due to the social stigma attached to rape and molestation. Official statistics show a dramatic increase in the number of reported crimes against women. Women have been subjected to sexual harassment at work for many years. Unite views this as a very serious issue, which needs to be addressed and eliminated in the workplace. In the same way that members should not be expected to tolerate other dangers to their health and safety at work, they should not be expected to put up with sexual harassment in any form.
The report mainly focuses on the women safety in an organization. We have chosen big bazaar as our sample study in order to know about the safety of women and how safe they feel at the place where they work with the male colleagues and with the male superiors and dealing with the male customers. Big bazaar being a hypermarket chain of Future Group and it was founded on a simple idea: Rewrite rules, retain values. This fundamental belief created a new kind of marketplace, forever transforming Indian retail. Today the core values continue to guide how they do business and improve the quality of life of the people they serve.
At Future Group they are committed to being a catalyst of positive change in the communities, societies and business sectors in which they operate. The company envisions India’s transformation into the legendary ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ (golden bird), taking wings once again to reach greater heights. The company takes pride in our Indian’s. They belief in inclusiveness for long-term sustainable growth and economic prosperity evokes trust among consumers, employees, suppliers, partners, shareholders and the community.
The company believes in the ‘Indian dream’ and has aligned the business practices to the larger objective of being a premier catalyst in India’s consumption-led growth story. Future Group employs 30,000 people directly from every section of the society. The company sources the supplies from enterprises across the country, creating fresh employment, impacting livelihoods, empowering local communities and fostering mutual growth.
The research methodology consists of the sample size of 50 women employees of big bazaar, Surat. The data used in the report were both primary and
secondary data. The primary data was conducted by survey and was used for analysis and interpretation whereas, the secondary data was collected from various journals, research papers and web browsing and were used for literature review and theoretical framework of the topic
The analysis and interpretation shows that employees are more of 20-30 age groups, as the job requires more of active participation by employees. The result displays that most of the employees find the organization safe so as work with male employees and colleagues. Next the data shows the availability of basic amenities provided in an organization where auxiliary and sanitation facilities top the list. The focus area of organization is also depicted which is safety planning in most of the cases. Also it is found that it is less of male dominated. It also shows the availability of grievance cell and also that some of them are unaware regarding the same.
There are some cases, which shows that around 35% have faced or seen sexual harassment and its frequency on an average is 2-5 times. Most of the harassment takes place in verbal and visual manner. Out of the unreported incidents, most of them lack seriousness and others are afraid to report the same. Out of the reported once, most of them are investigated and in some cases punishment is also given. When it comes to reaction in case of sexual harassment’s victims, most of them are willing to support and file the case against the offender. The average level of safety is seen to be good as now day’s organizations follow various safety measures.
Women experience specific occupational health and safety problems, but their needs have not received the attention nor the protection they warrant in research, policy and program development, prevention and education efforts and compensation coverage. The concerned authority must take the strict actions against the culprit immediately when the women employees at the workplace are reporting the complaints. Safety training must be conducted by the organizations in order to make the women employees aware and Self-defense classes should be organized at the workplace or sponsored by the organization. Organizations need to ask for safety feedback from the employees in order to know the safety level in an organization. Organization should have Emergency Response Systems to record and support any emergencies across group of employees.
The word focus might be only small, but the meaning is HUGE when it comes to safety…..
Future Group understands the soul of Indian consumers. As one of India’s retail pioneers with multiple retail formats, we connect a diverse and passionate community of Indian buyers, sellers and businesses. The collective impact on business is staggering: Around 300 million customers walk into our stores each year and choose products and services supplied by over 30,000 small, medium and large entrepreneurs and manufacturers from across India. And this number is set to grow. Future Group employs 30,000 people directly from every section of our society. We source our supplies from enterprises across the country, creating fresh employment, impacting livelihoods, empowering local communities and fostering mutual growth.
We believe in the ‘Indian dream’ and have aligned our business practices to our larger objective of being a premier catalyst in India’s consumption-led growth story. Working towards this end, we are ushering positive socio-economic changes in communities to help the Indian dream fly high and the ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ soar once again. This approach remains embedded in our ethos even as we rapidly expand our footprints deeper into India.
Future Group was founded on a simple idea: Rewrite rules, retain values. This fundamental belief created a new kind of marketplace, forever transforming Indian retail. Today our core values continue to guide how we do business and improve the quality of life of the people we serve. At Future Group we are committed to being a catalyst of positive change in the communities, societies and business sectors in which we operate. We envision India’s transformation into the legendary ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ (golden bird), taking wings once again to reach greater heights. We take pride in our Indianness. Our belief in inclusiveness for long-term sustainable growth and economic prosperity evokes trust among consumers, employees, suppliers, partners, shareholders and the community.
Big Bazaar is a chain of hypermarkets in India, with more than 100 stores in operation. It is a subsidiary of Future Group Venture Lads, and follows the business model of United States-based Wal-Mart. Facilities offered by Big Bazaar Online shopping: Big Bazaar has an official website, FutureBazaar.com, which is one of the most favorite sites among people of India for online shopping. Future Bazaar is an online business venture of Future Group, which sells an assortment of products such as fashion, which includes merchandise for men and women, mobile accessories, mobile handsets and electronics like home theatres, video cameras, digital camera, LCD TVs, kitchen appliances and many more. Discounts: “Hfte ka sabse sasta din was introduced by the Big Bazaar, wherein extra and special discounts were offered on Wednesday every week, to attract the potential buyers in to their store.
Security check: At each exit of Big Bazaar, they use alarm systems or Electronic Article Surveillance system, which detects the products that has attached tags or not. Big Bazaar is a chain of hypermarket in India, which caters to every family’s, needs and requirements. Big Bazaar has released the doors for the fashion world, general merchandise like sports goods, cutlery, crockery, utensils, and home furnishings etc. at best economical prices. Big Bazaar group offers more than 100 stores all over the country with an amalgamation of Indian bazaars’ feel and touch with a convenience and choice of the modern retail facilities. CEO of Future Group, Mr.Kishore Biyani, forms the worldwide country chain, Big Bazaar. Their basic attraction associated with reasonable prices is their Unique Selling Price.