Please write a 2,000 word essay (excluding references), incorporating elements of the
Critically discuss the importance of employee engagement for both individuals and
o It is up to you if you want to create subsections
*** Please put page numbers & number any diagrams/figures
A paragraph – a small introduction to the topic
Mention WHAT you are going to show
o This essay deals with/ This assignment will examine
HOW you are going to do this (plan)
o This essay is divided into 2/3/4 sections.
o It will first consider… It will then go on to describe…
o Finally some conclusions will be drawn
Main part (Analysis)
- It started from practitioners.
- Why ?
- Definitions of employee engagement
o Do not just give definitions! Explain! Avoid many quotations
Why is engagement important?
- What do we know from research?
- Individuals: Well-being? Better health? Happiness?
Organisations: Higher profits/financial returns? Improved Performance? Better
Factors determining employee engagement?
You should draw from one academic model
The Job Demands-Resources Model (Demerouti et al., 2001)
• Recap your main idea in a clear, summarizing manner
o You want the reader to understand the message you intended to communicate
o Keep it short
o Do not introduce any new ideas
- Focus on the quality of your references (academic papers, books)
You can also use the extra material from StudySpace and the papers used for each
session (see references at the end of the slides)