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The Effect of Organisational Wellbeing Initiatives on Attracting Employees

Carney, Danielle (2022) The Effect of Organisational Wellbeing Initiatives on Attracting Employees. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The purpose of this study was to highlight and explore organisational wellbeing initiatives while investigating the effect of these initiatives on attracting employees to an organisation.

This research study discussed wellbeing and aimed to highlight how organisations can support their employees through the implementation of initiatives. The importance of these programme for employees and employers was also examined. Employer branding was discussed to emphasise the significance of including initiatives when presenting an
organisation to prospective employees. The disclosure of employee wellbeing issues was reviewed along with how organisations can encourage employee disclosure.

A quantitative research analysis was undertaken through the means of a questionnaire. A sample of 102 participants were recruited using convenience sampling and snowball sample with the participants representing a sample population of employees in employment in Ireland. The purpose of the questionnaire was to understand the initiatives that are provided for employees by their current organisation and whether the presence of these have an impact on employees when choosing an employer. This provided an opportunity to highlight the priorities of employees as opposed to those from an organisational perspective. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics to highlight the findings of the research.

The study indicates that majority of organisations are not providing employees with wellbeing initiatives. The study also found that although wellbeing is important to employees, it does not have a major impact on attracting employees to an organisation as there are other aspects that are prioritised. It highlighted that employee opinions on their organisations commitment to and encouragement surrounding the area of wellbeing are a reflection on the level and amount of wellbeing initiatives that are available to them at their place of work.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Organisational Behaviour > Organisational Culture
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 17:06
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2022 17:06

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