Category : SJMSR: Volume 2, Issue 6
Impact of Non-Financial Rewards on Employee Motivation in Tertiary Institutions in Bayelsa State
Barnabas Suotonye Stanfast (PhD)
Department of Management,
Niger Delta University,
Tertiary Institutions in the public sector are suffering from a series of industrial actions in the last few decades. Perhaps this is a result of some untold stories relating to lack of motivation due to the government and management of institutions not responding to some very important Human Resource practices such as motivating employees through non-financial rewards. The study explored the impact of non-financial rewards on employee motivation in tertiary institutions. The independent variable, non-financial rewards and its dimensions (promotion, recognition, job security, decision-making, and career opportunities) the dependent variable, employee motivation and its measures (intrinsic and extrinsic motivation) were looked at. The purpose of the study was to find out the impact of non-financial rewards on employee motivation in tertiary institutions in Bayelsa state. Findings in the study show that non-financial rewards have a significant impact on employee motivation. However, government and management do not have the willpower to motivate their employees. This has resulted in continuous agitations in the educational sub-sector. The study recommended that the government and management of tertiary institutions should take non-financial rewards seriously to motivate employees because it is more honoured and appreciated in addition to pay rewards.
Keywords: Rewards, Recognition, Promotion, Employee Motivation, Tertiary Institution.