The Art of Engaging Unionised Employees

  • Jan Hendrick Nel
  • Bennie Linde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jan Hendrick Nel, Bennie Linde
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jan Hendrick Nel, Bennie Linde
    Pages 11-34
  4. Jan Hendrick Nel, Bennie Linde
    Pages 35-44
  5. Jan Hendrick Nel, Bennie Linde
    Pages 45-59
  6. Jan Hendrick Nel, Bennie Linde
    Pages 61-80
  7. Jan Hendrick Nel, Bennie Linde
    Pages 81-99
  8. Jan Hendrick Nel, Bennie Linde
    Pages 101-108
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 109-121

About this book


This book introduces a framework to assist human resource practitioners and organisations embrace strategies that will drive high engagement levels within organisations with a union presence.
The authors address established definitions of engagement and how they have been conceptualised in academic and practitioners’ literature, before exploring and unpacking circumstances that influence levels of engagement amongst employees in a unionised environment. In doing so, the framework introduced elaborates on approaches and interventions with the greatest potential to create, improve, and embed high levels of engagement within the unionised work environment.

Jan Hendrick Nel has 22 years of experience as a HR generalist and spent the last 10 years in a professional services environment as HR Director for BDO, South Africa.

Bennie Linde is an Associate Professor at the North-West University in South Africa. He is a member of the School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.


Unionisation Global Industrial Relations Engagement in Unionised Organisations Engagement in Unionised Environments Employee Engagement Elements employee engagement Drivers of employee engagement Outcomes of employee engagement Employee Engagement Concept Psychology of employee engagement Burnout-Antithesis approach to engagement Employee-Organisation Relationship

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Hendrick Nel
    • 1
  • Bennie Linde
    • 2
  1. 1.People and Business SolutionsBDO South AfricaJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Economic and Management FacultyNorth-West UniversityPotchefstroomSouth Africa

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