Rewards and Performance of Ntungamo district Local Government Employees, Uganda
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The study established the relationship between rewards and employee performance in Ntungamo District Local Government, the following specific objectives guided this study and these were, To assess the relationship between intrinsic rewards and performance of Ntungamo District Local Government employees; To determine the relationship between extrinsic rewards and performance of Ntungamo District Local Government employees. To establish whether employee performance is a function of rewards. The study adopted the following designs; descriptive correlational to measure the degree of association between rewards and employee performance, cross-sectional research design was used because data was drawn/collected from a wide spread of respondents and multiple linear regression analysis was used to establish the significant effect of rewards on employee performance. The study used a research population of 150 and a sample size of 109. The findings indicated that there exists a positive and significant relationship between intrinsic rewards and performance of Ntungamo District Local Government employees (r-value=.623 & .000), there is a significant relationship between extrinsic rewards and performance of employees in Ntungamo District Local Government (r-value=.767 & .000). The researcher concluded that effective intrinsic rewards can stimulate employee performance in Ntungamo District Local Government, therefore intrinsic rewards should be more improved in order to increase more on the level of employees performance in Ntungamo District Local Government, effective extrinsic rewards provision significantly increases the employee performance in Ntungamo District Local Government, therefore the employees in Ntungamo District Local Government frequently need to be provided with improved extrinsic rewards since it affects their level of performance at work. The researcher recommended that; Ntungamo District Local Government should place high emphasis on the employees ‘wants and needs while at work such as job security and good working conditions. Good performance among employees in an organization has many implications such as high rewarding among employees, outstanding ability, and good organizational climate and infrastructure, excellent leadership that can sustain the rapport and productivity and good relationship among staff, this will satisfy the employee‘s frustrated needs and at the end of the day these employees will improve on their performance.