Respect and implement employees’ rights for better productivity
Posted Monday, March 11 2013 at 02:00
In government institutions, issues that negatively impact employee output include; long periods taken to confirm employees
Whereas curbing corruption is a measure to improve performance in government institutions, another area that may call for further action is the failure by employers to have a clear understanding of employee rights. This is a crucial element for employee productivity hence institutional effectiveness.
Research in the global economy reveals laxity in observing issues relating to employee rights. Further more, some employees may not know their rights.
In government institutions, issues that negatively impact employee output include; long periods taken to confirm employees who have successfully completed probation, issues relating to promotions, unfair compensation and reward systems, among others. These commissions and omissions serve as signals to low productivity, grievances and conflicts and some times may have financial implications.
This calls for vigilance by the top management which represents the image of government to show commitment in the affairs of the institutions they preside over by having time to represent employee needs.
Employees too should know and exercise their rights which will exert pressure on management for improved terms and conditions of service.
This will consequently help influence institutional performance and effectiveness.