Employee Motivation and Job Performance of Selected Construction Companies in Rivers State
Keywords:Motivation, Employees, Job Performance, Promotion and Recognition
This study was to investigate the relationship between employee motivation and job performance of selected construction companies in Rivers State. In this study, we have two variables employee motivation as the independent variable and job performances as the dependent variable. Both of these variables have their dimensions and measures which will assist the researcher to find out the relationship that employee motivation and job performances of selected construction companies in Rivers State, the methodology adopted was descriptive research design to collect both primary and secondary data. The population of this study consists of 100 (one hundred) staff in the selected construction companies in Rivers State. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire in four point likert scale. 100 copies of questionnaire were distributed to employees of selected construction companies in Rivers State which 90 was retrieved for the analysis. The test-re-test method was adopted in assessing the reliability of the study instrument. The data were analysed using t-test, while three hypotheses were tested using cronbach alpha with the help of Statistical tool to establish the significance of relationship between employee motivation and job performance of selected construction companies in Rivers State. From the above it was recommended that organizations should emphasize on induction training. Employee motivation plays a vital role in job performance. Management should evaluate employee suggestion scheme and use the feedback from the workforce to improve the company’s environment and fulfill their needs and skills. People are different and they are motivated by diverse needs, such as physiological needs, safety requirements and self-actualization needs. Thus, managers should focus on reducing job dissatisfaction (working conditions, salary, supervision, relationship with employee), while using motivating factors such as achievement, recognition, promotion and conducive work environment. If employees feel appreciated for their work and are involved in decision-making, their enhanced enthusiasm and motivation will lead to better productivity and loyalty. The study recommends that Construction Companies should create better work environment, recognition and promotion for better job performance. The study recommends that Construction Companies should include employees in policy making which will boost their job performance.