Employee assistance programs, work engagement and job satisfaction among employees in Red Cross Uganda
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The study sought to investigate the relationship between relationships between variables of employee assistance programs, work engagement and job satisfaction among employees in Red Cross Uganda. A quantitative study that adopted a correlational study design was carried out. Data was collected using questionnaires administered to employees. A sample of 75 respondents participated in the study and these were selected using the simple random sampling technique. Data was analyzed using the Statistical l Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) where Pearson Product Moment and Correlation coefficients was used to test the study hypotheses. The study found out that there was positive significant relationship between employee assistance programs and work engagement at r= .553**<0.01. The study found out that there is a significant relationship between work engagement and job satisfaction at r= .645**<0.01. Furthermore, the study found out that there is a significant relationship between employee assistance programs and job satisfaction at r= .572**<0.01. This implies that organizations need to employee strategies that ensure high employee engagement to increase on the culture of organization amongst its employees. This in the long run yields passion, commitment and willingness amongst their employees to invest themselves and expand their discretionary effort to help the organizations succeed. It is therefore recommended that Human Resource management professionals in various organizations should strive and ensure that employees achieve their maximum levels of compensation and job satisfaction.