AGE 562- Article Review 3.docx - Kelleher B(2011 Engaged employees = high-performing organizations Disengaged employees have been found to be 1 of the

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Kelleher, B. (2011). Engaged employees = high-performing organizations: Disengaged employees have been found to be 1 of the biggest threats 10 successful businesses, whereas engagement—building a mutual commitment between employer and employee—results in just the opposite. Financial Executive, 27 (3), 1-4. Introduction With the economy having its ups and downs, many employees have been “hanging in there” at their current jobs. Many business professionals note the turnover rate stands at record lows. This can be due to the companies being in survival mode- where people are expected to do more with less. The lack of mobility, fear, and insecurity have also played a part. Contrary to other professional’s beliefs, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman, noted in 2010 that the current high employment rate will remain for the next four years. In addition, the recent economic travails have made many unsatisfied and disengaged employees ready to seek work elsewhere. These employees are eager and confident to start a new job. This should boost the job market, while also working on improving the economy. The purpose of this study is to further investigate employee engagement and how a company can strive for it to help the economy and reduce turnover. Summary Evidence has shown that job movement is anticipated, which may mean that some companies will have to face the consequences of the layoffs, salary freezes, and “treating employees as disposable assets” (pg. 2). This also means that other companies that have planned
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