Relationship between corporate wellness programmes, employee efficiency and job performance among the middle level executives of standard group limited, nairobi kenya.
The study sought to establish the relationship between corporate wellness programmes, employee efficiency and job performance among the middle level executives of Standard Group Limited. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Herzberg’s dual factor theories formed the theoretical framework of the study. Permission for data collection was sought from the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation and the Human Resource Manager of the Standard Group Limited. Stratified sampling technique was used to sample the eleven (11) departments in Standard Group Limited. The sample of the study consisted of all the middle level executives working with the Company. Quantitative research design was used in order to establish the empirical basis for linking corporate wellness programmes with employee efficiency and job performance. The survey method was employed by use of questionnaires administered by a Research Assistant. The Job Performance Scale developed by Goodman&Svyantek (1999) was used to measure job performance. Employees’ efficiency was measured using the efficiency ratio issued by the company during the previous appraisal. Data analysis was carried out using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The analyzed data was presented in tables, frequencies and percentages. Correlation between the variables of the study was calculated using the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient. The study found out that Standard Group Limited offered corporate wellness programmes such as physical fitness, smoking cessation, alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation, stress management and health education programmes. A strong correlation was established between corporate wellness programmes and employee efficiency. There was no significant correlation between corporate wellness programmes and Job performance. The study concluded that corporate wellness programmes increase employees’ efficiency.
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