Rewards Policy And Employee Motivation In The National Library Of Nigeria (NLN)
This study focused on ranking twenty factors that influence employee motivation in the National Library of Nigeria as well as examining the reward policy of the organization. A descriptive survey method was used with the questionnaire as the main data collection instrument. The questionnaire used was adapted from Kovach’s (1987) questionnaire on employee motivation and Kamdi’s (2009) questionnaire on reward policies for employees. Out of the 100 questionnaires distributed, 81 were returned representing 81% return rate. Using simple statistical analysis, the study observed that employees of the National Library of Nigeria were most motivated by job security, salary and interesting work respectively. The study also observed that the reward programme in place at the National Library was not well communicated to staff and therefore there were a lot of contradicting views among staff on how the programme was implemented. Interestingly, staff were of the view that an efficient and effective reward programme will greatly enhance employee motivation and that a highly motivated workforce will lead to greater productivity and ultimately ensure that the National Library meets its stated goals. The study concludes by recommending that the management of the National Library of Nigeria should develop a well articulated, written reward policy which will be widely circulated among staff. It also suggests ways to address the security needs of staff and other key factors that influence employee motivation.