Human Resources Practitioners’ Experiences of Engagement Interventions with a Financial Institution

Duffton, Cameron Ronald (2015) Human Resources Practitioners’ Experiences of Engagement Interventions with a Financial Institution. Masters thesis, University of South Afrrica.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore human resources (HR) practitioners’ experiences of engagement interventions within a financial institution. A qualitative research approach was followed which was informed by the hermeneutic phenomenological paradigm. Semi-structured interviews were used. The findings indicated that HR practitioners play a critical role in enhancing engagement in organisations through the implementation of effective engagement interventions. The HR practitioners often thought of themselves as the ‘heart’, ‘the core’, ‘facilitator’, ‘business partner’ or ‘middle man’ when implementing engagement interventions. The majority of the HR practitioners did understand engagement, their role in the implementation of engagement interventions and the tools used to assess engagement. However, the findings did indicate that some of the HR practitioners within this study had limited knowledge of engagement, engagement interventions and the tools used to implement engagement. The findings also indicated that the implementation of an engagement intervention should be a collaborative process between employer and employee, with the support of top management to ensure the success of the engagement intervention. Engagement interventions were considered to be predominantly positive and successful by most of the participants. However, it was noted by participants that if there is no follow-through on the implementation of the engagement interventions it can become negative.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Africana
Comparative
Depositing User: Mr Jude Abhulimen
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 10:58
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/1277

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