New WorldatWork Publication Identifies Ways to Engage Employees Based on Employment Lifecycle

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Although HR professionals and senior leaders are in a position to craft an organization-wide philosophy or strategy to engage employees, everyone in the organization needs to advance the agenda of attracting, motivating and retaining talent. Employee Engagement Fundamentals: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors is a resource to equip managers and supervisors with the knowledge, perspectives and tools necessary to handle the dynamic nature of engaging employees.

Employee Hold’em National Workforce Engagement Benchmark

Although HR professionals and senior leaders are in a position to craft an organization-wide philosophy or strategy to engage employees, everyone in the organization — managers and supervisors in particular — needs to advance the agenda of attracting, motivating and retaining talent. However, too many managers and supervisors simply backburner, ignore or poorly handle workforce engagement issues. This leads to employees quitting a boss, not a job. The increasing cost of turnover (anywhere from six to 24 months of an employee’s salary, depending on the nature of the position and labor market) compels managers and supervisors to make engagement issues a key priority in interactions with their direct reports.

The newly released WorldatWork publication, Employee Engagement Fundamentals: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors, is a resource to equip managers and supervisors with the knowledge, perspectives and tools necessary to handle the dynamic nature of engaging employees at various stages of their employment lifecycle.

This book identifies 10 different types of employees, not defined by demographic characteristics, but rather where they are in the employment lifecycle (e.g. new employees; underperforming employees; long-term employees; employees with special needs or circumstances). Authors Marc Drizin and Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D., who delivered Workforce Engagement: Strategies to Attract, Motivate & Retain Talent in 2007, provide readers the definition and characteristics of each type of employee group, including their significance to the organization.

Data from three “Employee Hold’em National Workforce Engagement Benchmark” studies provide sound, compelling evidence on what is known specifically about each type of employee. Drizin and Hundley outline specific strategies for each group that are practical, action-oriented and fundamental to success. Each chapter also concludes with an action planning log that compels readers to identify specific direct-report employees and the steps the manager/supervisor will take to enhance engagement of that employee.

Employee Engagement Fundamentals: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors. Marc Drizin and Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D. WorldatWork Press. 2008. Softcover. ISBN: 9781579631949
$24.95 USD Member ($29.95 nonmember) | e-book: $21.95 USD Member ($24.95 nonmember)

Media may request a complimentary copy of the book by sending an e-mail to erin.ryan @ worldatwork.org.

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WorldatWork (http://www.worldatwork.org) is a global human resources association focused on compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides a network of more than 30,000 members and professionals in 75 countries with training, certification, research, conferences and community. It has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.

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WorldatWork
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