Tag: Human Resources

Disecting Employee Engagement – Rewards & Recognition

Rewards and recognition also play an important role within the engagement equation. One must however be extremely careful in leveraging this component as Maslach et al. (2001) suggest that while a lack of rewards and recognition can lead to burnout, appropriate recognition is important for engagement.[i] The leveraging equation depends on the emphasis of well-being and employee benefits. Lambert (2000) and then Muse, Harris, Giles and Field (2008) showed that benefit and recognition use, depended on the perceived value and were positively associated with important work behaviours.[ii]

Disecting Employee Engagement – Antecedents, Organizational Behaviour & Social Exchange Theory

Various implications exist as a result of organizational behavioural aspects, Kahn (1990) and Maslach et al’s (2001) looked at the antecedents within their models that are necessary for engagement. The core of the model depicts two forms of employee engagement: job and organization engagement.[i] Combined these viewpoints with the Social Exchange theory (SET) create a …

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Disecting Employee Engagement – Self Determination and Self Efficacy Theories

Human are inherently motivated to grow and achieve and will fully commit to and engage in uninteresting tasks when their meaning and value is understood.Satisfying employee needs for competence, relatedness and autonomy will create enduring sustainable motivation. A recent meta-analysis conducted by the Gallup Organization showed that the most profitable work units have people doing what they do best, with people they like, and with a strong sense of psychological ownership for the outcomes of their work. (Harter, 1999)

Disecting Employee Engagement – The Definition

Today’s businesses focus a great deal of attention on employee engagement as its consequences are said to be far reaching on the success of the business. It has been reported that roughly half of the world workforce is not fully engaged. As a result this leads to an “engagement gap”[i] that costs organizations over $300 …

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Employees Benefit from Mentoring

Mentoring goes beyond the realm of professional development. It is a powerful tool for networking opportunities, gaining exposure to different aspects of one’s organization and profession while increasing visibility. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John Crosby

Above Average Performance

On average professionals believe they can be 35% more productive if they were in a role that fully leveraged their unique strengths and passions. There is an unprecedented untapped organizational potential that goes to waste yearly. We (Human Resources Professionals) are the specialists in this capacity and we have the tools and knowledge to capitalize on this “actionable information”

Hello World!

After long deliberation and dragging of my heels,  I have finally started a blog. Why? Well, first because it will allow me to reflect on the work that I am passionate about.  Second, to comment on current issues and keep up to date while entertaining the rest of you… my readers. An individual is likely …

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