Title: A study on the interrelationships between employee engagement, employee engagement initiatives and job satisfaction

Authors: G. Delina; Priya Esther Samuel

Addresses: School of Management, SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur, India '

Abstract: The concept of 'employee engagement' has streamlined with management school of thought since recent past as it helps achieve improved organisational performance and business excellence. This study attempts to examine the employee engagement levels of IT professionals in South India across different dimensions of engagement namely, vigour, dedication and absorption based on UWES scale. Differences in engagement levels based on demographic characteristics are presented. This paper further, presents the influence of satisfaction towards employee engagement initiatives on employee engagement levels and job satisfaction. This study also highlights the various employee engagement initiatives in IT companies and the respondents' satisfaction about the same. The research outlook of this paper is that "when employees are satisfied with the employee engagement initiatives practiced by their organisations, they are more engaged with their jobs and it subsequently, contributes to their job satisfaction as well."

Keywords: employee engagement; employee engagement initiatives; job satisfaction; JS; IT professionals; South India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2020.105355

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2020 Vol.20 No.2, pp.242 - 268

Received: 30 Jun 2018
Accepted: 21 Oct 2018

Published online: 18 Feb 2020 *

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