Publisher: University of Calabar

The Colossus of Rewards and Motivation On Employees Performance In Kogi State University, Anyigba

Audu Joel Samson
KEYWORDS: Reward, Motivation, Performance, Employees

ABSTRACT:

Human resource is unarguably the most important asset in any organization considering its pivotal role in strategically and aggressively pursuing the objectives of the organizations especially in the 21st century. However, their performance largely depends on the reward mechanism being aligned by the organization to induce the employees to motivate them towards improved productivity and performance. The research effort in this article is geared towards exploring the impact of rewards and motivation on performance of employees in Kogi State University, Anyigba. The paper elicits data from both primary and secondary sources. More so, the researcher obtained sample of 325 out of the total population of 1,744 using the Yaro Yamana statistical technique while the data were analyzed using the simple percentage, frequency table, mean score and spearman rank order correlation technique. The paper revealed that reward and motivation is salient to improved performance and effective service delivery. Thus, recommends that, both monetary and non-monetary rewards should be sustained and reviewed periodically.

Human resource is unarguably the most important asset in any organization considering its pivotal role
in strategically and aggressively pursuing the objectives of the organizations especially in the 21st
century. However, their performance largely depends on the reward mechanism being aligned by the
organization to induce the employees to motivate them towards improved productivity and
performance. The research effort in this article is geared towards exploring the impact of rewards and
motivation on performance of employees in Kogi State University, Anyigba. The paper elicits data
from both primary and secondary sources. More so, the researcher obtained sample of 325 out of the
total population of 1,744 using the Yaro Yamana statistical technique while the data were analyzed
using the simple percentage, frequency table, mean score and spearman rank order correlation
technique. The paper revealed that reward and motivation is salient to improved performance and
effective service delivery. Thus, recommends that, both monetary and non-monetary rewards should
be sustained and reviewed periodically.


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