engaging and retaining, management homework help

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  1. Employee Engagement
      1. Based on the various definitions and discussions that you have seen in the videos and article, how would you describe employee engagement?

      2. Explain the difference between satisfaction and engagement?

      3. Discuss why employee engagement is so important.

      4. Think about your current (if you are not currently working – you last job).  What does the organization do to engage workers?  If the CEO came to you and asked you to develop a plan to engage workers, what would you suggest?  Support your answers with material from this week’s material.

  2. When Marissa Mayer was hired as CEO of Yahoo! morale among the employees had been very low.  Watch the video and read the article on the employee related actions by Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo. (http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-11-12/yahoos-latest-hr-disaster-ranking-workers-on-a-curve)  Then address the following questions:

      1. Explain the two controversial decisions made by Mayer regarding employees.

      2. Discuss whether or not you agree with each of these decisions. Support your answers.

      3. Explain what you see as the impact (positive and negative) of these decisions on employee morale, engagement, and retention.

      4. Discuss what you learned from the engagement video about employees who “sink the boat.”  As a consultant, how would you suggest that Mayer handle these employees?  

3.  Turnover (Be sure to review Intro to Week Seven – Part 1)

      1. What is the difference between voluntary and involuntary turnover.

      2. Explain the three types of voluntary turnover explained in the video (desirability of leaving, ease of leaving, alternatives).

      3. Might their relative importance depend on the type of employee or job?Explain.

      4. If I said to you, “It’s easy to reduce turnover – just pay your employees more money,” what would your response be?Support your answer.



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