Perceived Influence of Employees Benefit Package on Employee Performance at Safaricom Limited
The purpose of the study is to establish perceived influence of employees benefit package on employee performance in Safaricom Limited in Nairobi. The study employed descriptive research design. This design was considered appropriate because data was collected from the human resource department in Safaricom limited at one point in time. The study targeted 40 employees of Safaricom Kenya limited. The study used both structured and semi-structured questionnaire to collect primary data. Questionnaires were administered to the senior managers in Safaricom limited in Nairobi. Descriptive statistics such as mean scores, standard deviation, frequency and percentages was used to analyze the data. The results were presented in tables and charts.The results indicated that most respondents (50%) agree that money motivates them to perform better, (27%) strongly disagree, (13%) disagree, (7%) were neutral and strongly disagree (3%). It was therefore established that majority (50%) agree that money motivates them to work. The study sought to establish the extent to which the organization offers bonus to motivate employees. It was found that most ((37%) of respondents agree that bonuses motivate them to perform better, (20%) strongly agree, (20%) neutral, (17%) disagree and (7%) strongly disagree. The researcher sought to establish the level at which attractive benefit packages motivate employees. According to the ratings, 60% of the respondents agree that attractive benefit packages motivates them to perform better, 23% strongly agree, 10% disagree, 3% strongly disagree. This shows that Safaricom Company provides attractive benefit packages to staff to perform better. Hence there is need for the company to increase attractive benefit packages. It was concluded that most employees are motivated by money, bonus, and attractive package benefits. In order to make employees benefit, Safaricom is driven by such factors as the need to improve services and the need to increase performance among others. Based on the above statement, the Safaricom have been able to make benefit package that have enabled them to achieve their core objective. It was recommended that Safaricom should incorporate fully bonuses as a benefit package to all departments because they work towards achieving the overall objective of the firm. There should be a clear policy on the medical care and insurance cover benefits as there are some hospitals which junior staff cannot seek medical attention.
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