Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice

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Catherine Truss, Rick Delbridge, Kerstin Alfes, Amanda Shantz, Emma Soane
Routledge, 2013 - Business & Economics - 321 pages
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In recent years there has been a weight of evidence suggesting that engagement has a significantly positive impact on productivity, performance and organisational advocacy, as well as individual wellbeing, and a significantly negative impact on intent to quit and absenteeism from the work place.

This comprehensive new book is unique as it brings together, for the first time, psychological and critical HRM perspectives on engagement as well as their practical application. Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice will familiarise readers with the concepts and core themes that have been explored in research and their application in a business context via a set of carefully chosen and highly relevant original and case studies, some of which are co-authored by invited practitioners.

Written in an accessible manner, this book will be essential reading for scholars in the field, students studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as practitioners interested in finding out more about the theoretical underpinnings of engagement alongside its practical application.

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About the author (2013)

Catherine Truss is Head of the People, Management and Organisation Group at Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK.

Kerstin Alfes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Resource Studies, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Rick Delbridge is Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Organizational Analysis in Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, UK.

Amanda Shantz is Assistant Professor in the School of Human Resource Management at York University, Canada.

Emma Soane is Lecturer in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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