Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Employee Empowerment and Engagement

Employee empowerment and engagement

Empowerment: The process of enabling an individual to control their work, take actions and decisions beyond the requirements of their normal job function without reference to a more senior authority.

Engagement: The opportunity for employees to become involved in decision making and/or the running of the business beyond the normal scope of their job.

Empowerment allows the individual to take action beyond that normally allowed by their job and status, and engagement seeks to increase motivation, commitment and general support for the business by allowing employees to have a contribution beyond that which would be expected at their job level. The purpose of both empowerment and engagement is to capture a more effective contribution from the employees than would usually ...

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