Authors: R. Monica; R. Krishnaveni
Addresses: Department of Management Studies, PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore-641004, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Management Studies, PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore-641004, Tamilnadu, India
Abstract: Research supporting the importance of employee engagement and its impact on organisational effectiveness is abundant, but there is paucity of research on how to go on about creating employee engagement. Facilitating robust employee engagement strategies is the overarching need in an organisation, because of the significant impact it has on the employees which will eventually reflect in the team and consequently at the organisation level. Though there is plenty of information on job characteristics, competence development practices, social support, communication, employee engagement and job satisfaction as individual constructs, there is no integrative framework that empirically examines the relationship between these unique combinations of variables. This study will investigate the relation between job characteristics, competence development practices, social support, communication, employee engagement and job satisfaction. Findings of the study indicate the need for a robust employee engagement strategy that is levered by the identified enablers namely job characteristics, competence development practices, social support and communication and its subsequent impact on job satisfaction.
Keywords: communication; competence development practices; employee engagement; enablers; job characteristics; job satisfaction; social support.
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2018 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.5 - 31
Received: 29 Nov 2016
Accepted: 11 May 2017
Published online: 08 Jun 2018 *