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10.5593/sgemsocial2017/15/S05.113

STAFF INVOLVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN LATVIA

S. Blumberga, I. Komarova
Thursday 28 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, www.sgemsocial.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-17-1 / ISSN 2367-5659, 24 - 30 August, 2017, Book 1, Vol 5, 903-910 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2017/15/S05.113

ABSTRACT

Job involvement is one of most useful instruments that companies can use to
increase work productivity, since involved employee work loyalty creates positive environment for company growth. Engaged employees work better, are considering less job change options, feel higher personal growth and wellbeing together with the
company. If employee is engaged in company work, he becomes motivated to care about
what happens in the company, contributes to company goal accomplishment and tries to work as good as he can. Engaged employee perceives company success as his own and believes that it is his duty to contribute as much as possible to succeed. Organization
management inability to provide useful feedback, delegate motivating individual goals and inability to praise for individual successes doesn’t contribute to employee engagement in the company. Latvia construction companies have high staff turnover, therefore research goal is to research personnel involvement and engagement in a construction company in Latvia and impact of these factors on staff turnover. Research
questions: what is construction company staff involvement and engagement? Is there a relation between involvement and engagement, and what is their impact on staff turnover? Utrecht Work Engagement scale with subscales of vigour, absorption and
dedication was used in the research, as well as author developed survey. Authors
concluded that there is a statistically significant difference between involvement and engagement, these notions though similar, are different. Most of respondents are not
proud of or feeling related with the company in which they work. There is also a statistically significant relation between job engagement and involvement - the more the employee will be involved in the company, the more he will be personally engaged.
Authors identified that involvement affects personnel turnover.

Keywords: Involvement, Engagement, Turnover