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Employee engagement is a two‐way street

V. Rama Devi (Professor, Department of Management Studies, KLCE, Guntur Dt, India)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 20 March 2009

Issue publication date: 20 March 2009

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the significance of creating a retention‐rich organizational culture and discuss the drivers of employee engagement.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents the personal view of the author, based on research findings and practical experience.

Findings

The paper advances the view that finding and retaining talent are critical elements of an organization's ability to improve profitability, manage costs, grow by acquisition, innovate, develop new products and services, and discover new markets. Corporate cultures characterized by teamwork, pleasant working conditions, considerate treatment of employees, growth opportunities, flexible‐working practices, and good leadership and management practices foster employee engagement.

Practical implications

The paper argues that, in today's competitive environment, companies need to acknowledge the importance of the manager in retaining employees.

Originality/value

The paper illustrates why employee engagement is based on a two‐way relationship between employer and employee.

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Citation

Rama Devi, V. (2009), "Employee engagement is a two‐way street", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670730910940186

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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