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Employee engagement: a study of employee engagement in organisations and its impact.

O'Callaghan, Denise (2007) Employee engagement: a study of employee engagement in organisations and its impact. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The main focus of my dissertation is Employee Engagement in organisations, looking at the affects high and low engagement has on attrition, productivity and profits of a company.

Employee engagement as defined by Kahn is "Personal engagement as the harnessing of organization members' selves to their work roles; in engagement, people employ and express themselves physically, cognitively, and emotionally during role performances" (Kahn, W.A. 1990).

I am personally and professionally interested in the subject as I work in human resources in a financial services company. I have observed various employees leaving the Company, for reasons like location and salary but I do believe there are more reasons, which are complicated and interconnecting.

When I started the research into Employee Engagement I was interested to see that a few models have already been developed and a large amount of research came out. The Corporate Leadership Council is a leading informant on Employee Engagement.

In the Literature review I look at the theorists and practitioners publications in relation to the subject. Most of the research was done via the Web to retrieve up to date information. I also looked at motivational theories and linked them to the engagement models to assess the relationships and strength of the models of employee engagement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Timothy Lawless
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 15:38
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 12:45

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