Employee Engagement


The concept explores the significance of employee engagement and the factors that influence the extent to which employees are committed to organisational goals, mission and vision. It also provides an insight as to how organisational employee engagement can increase productivity and decrease staff turnover.

Technique Overview

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Definition

Employee engagement (EE) is a barometer that illustrates the relationship between the employee and the organisation (Sarkar, 2011). EE embraces all the factors that influence the extent to which employees are committed to organisational goals, mission and vision (Sharma and Anupama, 2010). The concept has significant implications for all areas of HR practice, organisational performance and is a dominant source of competitive advantage (Wollard and Shuck, 2011).

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  • Bakker, A.B. and Xanthopoulou, D. (2009) The crossover of daily work engagement: Test of an actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol.94, pp. 1562–1571.
  • Bryant, A. (2011) The quest to build a better boss. The New York Times. [Online] Available at (query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9503E3DD173EF930A25750C0A9679D8B63, [Accessed 11 December 2012].
  • Gable, S.A. et al. (2010) How should organizational leaders use employee engagement survey data? Performance Improvement, Vol. 49(4), pp. 17–25.
  • Gruman, J.A. and Saks, A.M. (2011) Performance management and employee engagement. New Developments in Performance Management, Vol. 21(2), pp. 123–136.

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