Factors Influencing Employee Productivity In The County Government Of Kajiado- Kenya
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The employee engagement dynamics and resultant human capital interventions and outcomes may vary significantly depending on the industry or region of the model. Regardless, one thing is certain: employees and their behavior are at the center of business success (or failure). Ensuring that employees invest discretionary effort in their right behaviors will be critical in delivering the business results needed in conditions of recession, stagnation, or rapid growth (Bockerman&Ilmakunnas, 2012).The objectives of the study was to establish the influence of job design on employee productivity at County Government of Kajiado, to identify the influence of workplace conditions on employee productivity at County Government of Kajiado, to establish the influence of career growth on employee productivity at County Government of Kajiado, and to identify the effect of employee remuneration on employee productivity at County Government of Kajiado. The study aimed at exploring the influence of employee engagement on employee productivity at County Government of Kajiado. The respondents was the official from County Government of Kajiado. The study considered the Theory of Work Adjustment, Hierarchy of Needs Theory, and Krumboltz’s Theory. This study adopted a descriptive research design.The Target population in this study was County Government of Kajiado with respondents being 800 employees of County Government of Kajiado. To come up with an appropriate study sample, the study utilized stratified sampling technique where the Government of Kajiado was classified based on level of management. The strata’s was the top management, middle management and lower level management. Purposive sampling was then used to pick employees to participate in the study. The study administered structured questionnaires to obtain data from respondents. Prior to administering study instruments, a brief introduction wasmade to the respondents explaining the nature and importance of the study to the respondents during pilot and main study. Data collection was done by the drop and pick method. Pilot study was done on 20 employees from the County Government of Kajiado. The employees were not involved in the final study. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics with the help of SPSS version 21. Data collected was presented using tables. The data was becoded, assigned labels to variables categories and entered into the computer. Factor analysis was conducted.The study concluded that job design, workplace environment, career growth and employee remuneration had a significant positive relationship with employee productivity in county offices. The research found out that employees’ productivity will improve is their jobs are well designed. Employees will perform best when their roles and responsibilities are clearly outlines, methods of performing the job stated, and allowing them to work in various departments.