The key drivers of employee engagement in organisations amid COVID-19 era

Niu, Sihan (2022) The key drivers of employee engagement in organisations amid COVID-19 era. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Due to the worldwide uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for organisations to further manage employee engagement in order to increase productivity (Jacob and Julia 2021). However, during special times, there are many employees who are required to work remotely or from home for long periods of time, which leads to a lot of uncertainty and stress and negatively affects employee engagement. Therefore, it is crucial for organisations to maintain employee engagement by using organisational practices and drivers related to employee engagement during the period when COVID-19 is still in place (Chanana 2021).

Although employee engagement has been extensively researched, more research is needed on employee engagement and its drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the period when it is still present, albeit somewhat improved. The survey was conducted using a simple random sampling method to select respondents. The questionnaire was completed by creating and distributing an online questionnaire. The data collected was analysed using SPSS software, primarily multiple linear regression analysis. The study revealed that during the period when COVID-19 was still in place, the most important driver of employee engagement was career development, the second most important driver was leadership, and the third most important driver was work safety. Strategies to improve employee engagement in organisations should therefore be developed and implemented based on these three key determinants, and more research could be conducted in the future on employee engagement in mixed work patterns at more levels of the organisation.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Niu, Sihan
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2023 09:04
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2023 09:04

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