Employee Engagement in the Oil & Gas Sector Essay

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Table of Contents 1. Introduction 3 2. Engagement Model/ Levels 4 3. Engagement Drivers 4 3.1 Quality of Work Life 5 3.2 Company Practices 5 3.3 Total Rewards 6 3.4 Opportunities 6 3.5 People 6 3.6 Work Activities 7 4. Ways to engage employees 7 5. Advantages of having engaged employees 8 6. Recommendations 9 7. Conclusion 9 REFERENCES 11

1. Introduction
According to Aon Hewitt (2012), employee engagement refers to the “state of emotional and intellectual involvement that motivates employees to do their best work through examination of employees’ level of engagement relative to the organisation’s
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Extensive brand alignment through increased marketing and advertising will enhance engagement, as employees will view the organisation as a long-term venture as it has demonstrated continuity of operations (Payne 2012). Increasing and developed organisational reputation will enhance engagement, as employees will be more at ease to work in a reputable organisation thus demonstrating its continuity and job security. Development of a diversity culture relating to the organisation’s activities and employment of diverse individuals concerning race or gender, will enhance engagement, as it will eradicate any occurrences or fears of discrimination. According to Hynes (2012), creation of an effective communication system and structure will ensure that any important information pertaining to employees work activities or welfare are timely relayed thus enhancing growth and development of work interrelationships which enhance efficiency and effectiveness of operations. 3.3 Total Rewards
Organisations should clearly outline its reward structure, as this will contribute to the engagement or disengagement of employees. Clear definition of employees’ expected pay and benefits package will enhance clear understanding about the pay package thus enhancing engagement (Harter, Schmidt & Theodore 2012). The oil and gas sector should also clearly

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