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"SURVIVING THE CUT" EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY

Heaney, Loretta (2010) "SURVIVING THE CUT" EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This single case study explored how redundancy affects employee engagement for staff remaining with an organisation. The case chosen was the Irish subsidiary of a multi-national organisation recently merged with the UK subsidiary and following a significant change process throughout the group. The study posed one main research question with two additional supporting questions as follows; 1) How does redundancy affect employee engagement? 2) Are remaining staff still engaged post redundancy? 3) What is the effect on employee retention? Data for the study was collected through six interviews, consisting of five interviews with staff and one interview with Senior Management, on-site observation, review of company records, documentation and correspondence. Interviews were transcribed and analysed manually. The results of the study suggest, in the case of this particular organisation, that redundancy has adversely affected the engagement levels of staff remaining with the company, although still engaged both with their jobs and the organisation The study also found that unless actively addressed, engagement levels could seriously affect employee retention in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 13:46
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2013 12:22
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/545

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