International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Effects of Job Evaluation on Workers’ Productivity: A Study of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Joshua O. Nweke

Job evaluation is one of the cardinal processes that functions to promote organizational efficiency. Previous studies on job evaluation focused on its processes and methods with little interest on its effect on organizational productivity. This study therefore, appraised the effects of job evaluation on workers’ productivity in the Local Government System. Survey design was adopted. Herzberg Two Factor Theory provided the framework for this study. The questionnaire instrument which was distributed to 132 respondents focused on demographic characteristics of respondents and the effects of job evaluation on workers’ productivity. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse quantitative data while qualitative data were content analysed. Results indicate that job evaluation increases organizational productivity (69.2%), it impact discipline on the staff of Local Government system (92.5%) and promotion of staff in the Local Government system is strongly tied to job evaluation (73.3%). Respondents expressed satisfaction on the methods of job evaluation within the Local Government system (54.2%) and also result shows that training of staff is also tied to job evaluation in the Local Government system in Nigeria. job evaluation helps workers to improve on their jobs (69.2%). This study therefore recommends that job evaluation methods in the Local Government system should be reviewed periodically in order to achieve organizational goals and be in line with the global trend associated with job evaluation methods. Also, government should organize seminars for staff of the Local Government System periodically in order to keep them abreast with possible alternatives to work challenges. This will lead to increase productivity in the Local Government system in Nigeria.

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