Defining and Creating Employee Commitment

a Review of Current Research

Robinson D | HR Network Paper MP21 | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2003

Over the past ten years, the study of commitment has advanced in many different directions. A variety of disciplines have adopted the topic as a theme in their research and these have offered fresh and significant insights. These recent advances include new approaches to both the conceptualisation of employee commitment and the particular human resource practices intended to increase it.

This review discusses the definition of commitment and its creation based on IES' extensive experience of working in this area and a comprehensive literature review.