Chapter 29Fostering Employee Involvement and Engagement through Compensation and Benefits

Gerald E. Ledford, Jr., Ph.D., PresidentLedford Consulting Network

EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT ARE AMONG THE MOST WIDELY EMBRACED concepts in current thinking about human resource management. This chapter explores how compensation and benefits can foster employee involvement and engagement. Nearly all organizations offer compensation and benefits to their employees, and these rewards clearly play a critical, and sometimes unexpected, role in determining the level of employee involvement and engagement. The focus on compensation and benefits does not imply that these practices are the only way to promote employee involvement and engagement. Clearly, ...

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