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Advanced Introduction to Employee Engagement

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Advanced Introduction to Employee Engagement

9781800372269 Edward Elgar Publishing
Alan M. Saks, Professor of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto and Jamie A. Gruman, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada
Publication Date: August 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 226 9 Extent: c 224 pp
This Advanced Introduction provides a cutting edge review of employee engagement, illustrating the theories and key instruments for research that underpin the field and its antecedents and consequences. It translates the science into practice by offering recommendations on how to build an engaged workforce and how to socialize and engage newcomers.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.
 
This Advanced Introduction provides a cutting edge review of employee engagement, illustrating the theories and key instruments for research that underpin the field and its antecedents and consequences. It translates the science into practice by offering recommendations on how to build an engaged workforce and how to socialize and engage newcomers.
 
Key features include:
• A state-of-the-art review of the field, including an overview of potential methodologies for measuring employee engagement
• Informed and insightful discussions of different engagement targets and referents and strategic employee engagement
• A keen awareness of international variations in employee engagement.
 
This book offers a critical research agenda for researchers in business and management hoping to develop their research in organizational settings. It will also benefit managers and other practitioners in overcoming common problems and developing an engaged workforce.
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‘This well-argued book will help researchers and practitioners navigate the complicated landscape of employee engagement. The authors offer a deceptively simple model that synthesizes antecedents, processes and consequences. They integrate key levels of analysis to create a compelling bridge between theory and practice. The field has come a long way, and the authors map what it is—and what it can yet become—with insight and passion.’
– William Kahn, Boston University, US

‘Few concepts in the management sciences that have captured the attention of both the academic and business communities like employee engagement. In this comprehensive introduction to the topic, Saks and Gruman explain the what, how, and why of employee engagement and offer a critical analysis of current science and practice. Whether novice or expert, scientist or practitioner, readers will come away with new insight into engagement in its many forms and foci.’
– John P. Meyer, Western University, Canada

‘Alan Saks and Jamie Gruman have been at the forefront of engagement research and practice for the past 15 years. Their work is always extremely well grounded in research and is very practical in application. This volume does an excellent job of both overviewing and diving deep into the conceptual and practical matters that researchers and practitioners need to come to terms with if they want to understand and action employee engagement.’
– Simon Albrecht, Deakin University, Australia

‘Saks and Gruman provide a very comprehensive introduction to how employee engagement has been conceptualized and studied, and where it fits in the world of other related employee attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction, organizational commitment)—and, importantly, why it is significant for understanding both individual and organizational effectiveness.’
– Benjamin Schneider, University of Maryland, US
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction to employee engagement 2. The meaning of employee engagement 3. Theories of employee engagement 4. The measurement of employee engagement 5 Antecedents and consequences of employee engagement 6. Getting newcomers engaged 7. Global issues of employee engagement 8. Employee engagement in practice 9. Employee engagement: problems and prospects 10. Strategic employee engagement References Index
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