Employee Engagement At A Public Private Partnership Essay

759 Words Jul 18th, 2016 4 Pages
Employee Engagement
By observation, there seems to be an epidemic of employee disengagement across the country. With the ever changing laws and rules in healthcare, employee engagement is so important in keeping up the morale of all employees, especially those who work in healthcare. In 2013, the hospital I am employed at enters a public-private partnership and essentially went from being management by the state of Louisiana to being privately managed by a large healthcare system. This event cause a great challenge for all employees involved. The new management team did everything in their power to keep employee engagement up throughout the process.
Employee engagement is an individual’s involvement with, satisfaction with, and enthusiasm for, the work he or she does (Robbins and Judge, 2009). Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all employees of an organization to give their very best each day, committed to the organization’s objectives and values, motivated to contribute to organizational success, with an enhanced sense of their own welfare. A study by Menguc, Auh, Fisher, & Haddad (2013) suggests that that supervisory feedback is positively related to engagement.An engaged workplace leads directly to higher profitability, increased customer satisfaction, and reduced employee turnover. Organizations can achieve high employee engagement results by having managers and supervisors with excellent human skills and by increasing job…

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