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An examination of how leadership affects the employee engagement of graduates within the Irish workforce

Kane, Colm (2019) An examination of how leadership affects the employee engagement of graduates within the Irish workforce. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research will focus on examining how leadership affects the employee engagement levels of Irish graduates. There is a clear gap with the body of literature surrounding employee engagement within the Irish setting and the employee engagement of graduates. This worried the researcher considering how important the topic of employee engagement is, a highly engaged workforce boasts a large amount of benefits such as a higher retention level and a more productive workforce. A qualitative method was used to obtain the data required, this method was chosen due to the sensitive nature that employee engagement and the fact that a qualitative method had rarely been used in past research. This method provided findings that were in line with previous research, the research found that the managerial relationship with graduates affected their employee engagement levels. One of the main findings was that the use of the transformational leadership leads to higher engagement levels within Irish graduates, although previous literature advised that this was true for the general workforce, this research outlined that It was true Irish graduates specifically. This means that Irish organisations need to be cognisant of their leadership styles when focusing on engaging the graduates that they have in their workforce.

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 > Classes of Labour > Graduate Employment
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 11:23
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 11:23
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3920

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