Improvement of productivity and employee performance through an efficient human resource management practices
- Authors: Ngwenya, Lerato , Aigbavboa, Clinton
- Date: 2016
- Subjects: Human resource management , Human resource management practices , Productivity , Employee performance
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/93920 , uj:20408 , Citation: Ngwenya, L. & Aigbavboa, C. 2016. Improvement of productivity and employee performance through an efficient human resource management practices.
- Description: Abstract: The role of employees within organisations are very vital in the management and survival of any organisation; this is because their performance is influenced by a set of human resource management (HRM) practices. Similarly, the process of attracting, developing, and maintaining a talented and energetic workforce to support the organisational goals and objectives is the ultimate aim of HRM. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the improvement of construction workers productivity through an efficient Human Resource Management practices. Hence, this research identified the HRM practices and comprehensively evaluated the impact of these practices on productivity and employee performance. The data used in this paper was derived from both primary and secondary sources. Twenty-eight structured questionnaires were distributed to the HR department of a construction company that was used for the study. A return rate of 100% was achieved since the respondents were purposively selected. The data received were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). The result of the analysis showed certain HRM practices enhances productivity and employee performance in a construction company. Therefore, it is highly recommended that HRM practices are effectively implemented to enhance productivity and employee performance. Thus, obtaining and sustaining competitive advantage. Moreover, the study observed that happy and satisfied employees have higher performance, therefore making it easy for management to motivate them thus attaining the firm targets. The study contributes to the body of knowledge on the improvement of construction workers productivity through an efficient Human Resource Management practices.
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Strategies to improve the level of employee motivation in the fast food outlets in Cape Town, South Africa
- Authors: Ukandu, Nnenna E. , Ukpere, Wilfred I.
- Date: 2011-11
- Subjects: Motivation , Work environment , Working conditions , Organizational commitment , Job satisfaction , Employee performance , Employee recognition , Employee promotion , Fast food workers
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5782 , ISSN 1993-8233 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7789
- Description: Motivation increases the level of performances of employees and also increases their commitment in the workplace. This implies that motivating workers is very important. The fast food workers are unique and have their individual needs, potentials, values and goals. Job satisfaction leads to job motivation. Therefore, when workers are satisfied, they tend to be motivated to work. The study points out the strategies that could be used to improve the level of motivation of the fast food workers and also discusses the causes of low employee motivation within the organization. This will also assist the management of the fast food industries in improving the performances of their employees. A case study approach was used for the survey because only the fast food industries were involved. Information was obtained from both the operational workers, administration, cashiers and the managers. A total of 200 closed-ended questionnaires and open-ended semi-interview questions were distributed and 123 employees responded which gave a response rate of 62.5%. Research proved that the rate of personal growth of the employee’s in their workplace was not satisfactory with a rate of 56.1% respondents. Also, the flexible time plan was not satisfactory to the workers because they were being given a flexible time sometimes especially when their workplace is very busy. In addition, the employee’s were not given the privilege of making decision in their workplace especially in the areas that concerns them. However, the researcher recommended that the fast food workers should be empowered in different ways, to give them opportunities to share their views. Also, the skills should be developed through coaching and feedback system. The study includes only the fast food workers that have at least six (6) months experience. This is to obtain a reliable and valid result.
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