Sheehan, Alex (2015) Employee Engagement and Site Closure: An investigation of employee engagement levels within the closedown of an Irish pharmaceutical plant, using quantitative research methodologies. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.
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Recent trends in management consultancy and a drive for cost reduction across many industries has focused on employee engagement as a source of competitiveness with many management consultancies offering engagement measurement and interventions.
Research into productivity in a site closure scenario highlights the existence of the ‘closedown effect’ where production improves during site closure, particularly in the presence of timely notification, the provision of a severance package, employee outplacement support and training and development allowance. This research points to high levels of employee engagement during the closure.
High levels of employee engagement during a site closure would appear counterintuitive. This study is based on a sample of 125 employees being made redundant in an Irish pharmaceutical plant.
Using a quantitative questionnaire and the UWES-9 instrument; it explores employee engagement levels but fails to identify any relationship between engagement and demographic factors. The study identifies the impact of a training allowance on employee engagement and lastly investigates why employees themselves believe maintaining engagement is important in the face of redundancy.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Redundancy. Dismissal.
|Divisions:||School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management|
|Depositing User:||CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN|
|Date Deposited:||10 Oct 2015 09:52|
|Last Modified:||10 Oct 2015 09:52|
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