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Employee Engagement

5 Credit, Single Accredited Module, Level 7 - Semester II

Why Study?: 

This unit is intended to provide learners with a broad understanding of what is meant by employee engagement, including how it can be linked to and yet be distinguished from other related concepts.

It covers the components of employee engagement and the processes through which high levels of engagement can be secured and sustained within an organisation, with special reference to the comprehensive application of human resources (HR) policies, strategies and practices.

The unit also introduces the learner to the principles of and applications for high‑performance working (HPW). 

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to

  • Understand what is meant by employee engagement, including how it can be linked to and yet be distinguished from other related concepts.
  • Understand the components of employee engagement, with reference to the application of relevant HR policies, strategies and practices.
  • Understand the importance of employee engagement as a contributor to positive corporate outcomes.
  • Be able to evaluate the findings of recent studies that demonstrate the incidence of employee engagement, principally within the economy but also within relevant international settings.
  • Know how to implement HR strategies and practices intended to raise levels of employee engagement in a specific organisational context.
  • Understand the future for employee engagement, principally throughout the economy but also within the globalised world of work more generally.

Syllabus: 

  • Understand what is meant by employee engagement, including how it can be linked to and yet be distinguished from other related concepts.
  • Understand the components of employee engagement, with reference to the application of relevant HR policies, strategies and practices.
  • Understand the importance of employee engagement as a contributor to positive corporate outcomes.
  • Be able to evaluate the findings of recent studies that demonstrate the incidence of employee engagement, principally within the UK economy but also within relevant international settings.
  • Know how to implement HR strategies and practices intended to raise levels of employee engagement in a specific organisational context.
  • Understand the future for employee engagement, principally throughout the economy but also within the globalised world of work more generally.

Other Essential Information: 

Dates & Times:                    

  • 18th January Friday 9.00 12.00
  • 26th January Saturday 11.00 13.00 (Seminar in Westport)
  • 8th February Friday 13.00 16.00
  • 28th February Thursday 11.00 13.00
  • 1st March Friday 14.00 17.00
  • 21st March Thursday 11.00 13.00
  • 22nd March Friday 14.00 17.00
  • 11th April Thursday 11.00 13.00

Fee: 

€270

Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Single Subject

Contact: 

Email:  Shane.Byrne@gmit.ie

Tel: +353 (0)94 9043253