WorldatWork Press Publishes Workforce Engagement: Strategies to Attract, Motivate and Retain Talent

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A recent Gallup Employee Engagement Index Poll found that only 29% of workers are truly "engaged." Another survey found that at least 20% of employees are either actively or passively job hunting. Understandably, many managers are seeking to improve workforce engagement and want to understand how to go about it. Workforce Engagement: Strategies to Attract, Motivate and Retain Talent by Stephen Hundley, Ph.D., Frederic Jacobs, Ph.D. and Marc Drizin, provides readers with research data and case studies that will enhance their understanding of workforce engagement: what it means, why it is important and how it affects individuals and organizations.

A recent Gallup Employee Engagement Index Poll found that only 29% of workers are truly "engaged," that is, they work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. Another survey found that at least 20% of employees are either actively or passively job hunting. This alarming fact has led to low employee retention, high absentee levels, and low productivity. Understandably, many managers are seeking to improve workforce engagement and want to understand how to go about it.

What exactly is workforce engagement? It starts with employers understanding what employees need and want from their work experience. It also involves creating and implementing workplace practices designed to advance productivity through the improved work experiences of employees.

Workforce Engagement: Strategies to Attract, Motivate and Retain Talent by Stephen Hundley, Ph.D., Frederic Jacobs, Ph.D. and Marc Drizin, provides readers with research data and case studies that will enhance their understanding of workforce engagement: what it means, why it is important and how it affects individuals and organizations. It also provides a framework for understanding workforce engagement as part of a broader total rewards strategy.

Each chapter contains data highlights from two national benchmark studies on workforce engagement that were conducted by the Performance Assessment Network (PAN) in 2004-2005 and 2006-2007. These studies present findings and implications for employers from a nationally representative sample of employees -- including an understanding of the 'levels' and 'drivers' of workforce engagement.

Workforce Engagement is organized into five parts: Understanding Workforce Engagement, Strategic Issues in Workforce Engagement, Core HR Processes in Workforce Engagement, Operational Components in Workforce Engagement and Enhancing Workforce Engagement.

Workforce Engagement: Strategies to Attract, Motivate and Retain Talent by Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D, Frederic Jacobs, Ph.D., Marc Drizin. WorldatWork Press 2007. 300 pages. Soft cover. ISBN: 9778-157963-1666 Member price: $329.95. Non-member price: $39.95 USD. Also available as an e-book on http://www.worlatwork.org/bookstore.

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WorldatWork (http://www.worldatwork.org) is an international association of human resources professionals focused on attracting, motivating and retaining employees. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides practitioners with knowledge leadership to effectively implement total rewards -- compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, development and career opportunities -- by connecting employee engagement to business performance. WorldatWork supports its 30,000 members and customers in 30 countries with thought leadership, education, publications, research and certification.

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