employee participation

employee participation

the participation of employees in the affairs of the organization through (limited) participation in decision-making or acquisition of a stake in the company through EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP schemes (financial participation). Participation in decisionmaking is usually at the immediate job level, i.e. employees may be given the opportunity to consider, recommend and implement changes to the way tasks are performed (see JOB DESIGN AND REDESIGN, JAPANIZATION). The philosophy behind participation is that employees have talents and knowledge about their jobs which can be utilized to improve performance, and that involvement in decision-making encourages commitment. It can be contrasted with INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY in which employees or their representatives have the right to be involved in determining company policy. See CONSULTATION, COMMUNITY CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL SOCIAL RIGHTS, FIFTH DIRECTIVE, VREDELING DIRECTIVE, EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP PLAN, EUROPEAN WORKS COUNCIL.
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The Public Transport Agency has won three gold awards, namely SEER Performance Excellence Award, SEER Saving Per Implemented Suggestion Award, and SEER Performance Excellence Employee Participation Award.
The Ideas for Improvement programme promoted by SEAT, which encourages employee participation in achieving savings and process improvements, last year resulted in a record amount of savings for the company.
Locke and Schweiger (1979) define employee participation as an influence sharing process among employees who are not at the same hierarchical level.
Drawing from the job demands-control model of stress (Karasek, 1979), job autonomy, employee participation, and social support from colleagues are considered as key moderators.
DHL said its Global Volunteer Day has now been extended to become a year-long programme to boost employee participation in volunteering.
Employee participation is both a top-ranking concern and a barrier.
However, there are two main obstacles to any wellness program's success: employee participation and employee participation.
Businesses can cut worksite health care costs by implementing an employee wellness program and by having an effective communications program to spur employee participation.
Of the 52 percent who use direct deposit for payroll, only 30 percent have 100 percent employee participation--and there are easy ways to increase employee participation.
Some companies are reluctant to become established in a state where they are unfamiliar with the rules, while others prefer to take advantage of differences in labour costs, employee participation or working hours, for example.
The study showed that financial incentives have taken on greater importance in the drive to increase employee participation in health improvement programs.
The award recognizes Ronkoski and the SCC Department of Public Safety for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force.

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