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Employee Engagement: A Dilemma ‎in Economic ‎Slowdown

Dr. Bhagawan Chandra Sinha

Volume 4 Issue 1 | Mar 2021

DOI: 10.31841/KJEMS.2021.11

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Abstract

Employee engagement is the strategy of winning staff’s hand, head, heart, and ‎soul to instill an ‎innate desire and passion for excellence. Engaged workers want ‎their company to thrive because ‎they feel linked to its goal, vision, and mission ‎physically, socially, emotionally, and even ‎spiritually. Companies are bleeding and ‎facing financial constraints with the economic downturn ‎resulting in decreased ‎wages, lay off, retrenchment, pink slip, voluntary resignation, golden hand ‎shake, ‎closure. As they have bonds with the company, engaged workers face more heat, ‎their ‎morale is low, placing a question mark on the relevance of employee ‎engagement. Both employee ‎and employer are in catch 22 situations. ‎

Keywords: Employee, Engagement, Morale, Layoff, Retrenchment ‎