The objectives of the study were to: identify employee motivation practices of
Newmont Ghana; determine extent to which the motivation practices meet the
expectations of the employees of the company; and determine employee perception of
the effect of non-monetary motivation practices on their morale. Exiting literature on
employee motivational practices helped generate questionnaire to collect data. Twenty
items were pretested and appropriate corrections made to ensure the reliability of the
instrument. Eighty staff members of the Ahafo division; Newmont Ghana Gold
Limited; consisting of forty field and forty office staff were randomly selected as
population. The instrument was then administered to the selected population, of which
they were required to tick the options as appropriate to their situation. The application
of descriptive statistics such as mean, and frequencies were used to explain the results.
The results of the study revealed that majority of the motivation packages such as:
personal health insurance; housing allowance; paid leave; opportunity for study leave;
provident fund and loan support; and health insurance cover for some family members
are enjoyed by all staff members, also a greater number of the office and field staff
enjoy clothing, travel and overtime allowances, and a small number of field and office
staff also enjoy car and fuel allowance although office staff dominate in this area. The
next finding is that majority of the employees are not certain about how the motivation
packages that they enjoy meet their expectations. Lastly the study revealed that majority
of the employees perceive they are positively motivated by the non-monetary
motivation practices. Therefore, the study recommends that the company should
address how the employees view the motivation package systems through further
research; leadership systems to work on employees drive needs to acquire and achieve,
bond and belong, challenge and comprehend, and define and defend; and constantly
review the motivation packages in use.
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