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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s03.v1022

EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION AND BENEFITS IN INDUSTRIAL REGIONS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

M. VANEK, L. KRCMARSKA, J. MAGNUSKOVA, Y. TOMAKOVA, J. BARTONOVA, L. KUCEROVAROV, M. BARTOSIKOVA
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 1, 571 - 578 pp

ABSTRACT

The level of employee performance is basically conditioned by correlation of three
fundamental factors: (1) knowledge and skills, (2) workplace and organization
conditions, (3) motivation. The motivation represents an important constituent of the
correlation and this paper has concentrated on this factor. The first part of the paper
briefly characterizes the issue of the employee performance by reviewing the standing
literature on the subject. The second part has focused on employee benefits that were
investigated in two industrial regions of the Czech Republic – the Regions of Ostrava
and Most. The mining industries dominated in both these regions and although the
industries were substantially restructured, they still play major roles in the regional
economies. The investigation was performed in compliance with a standard method.
The questionnaire responses provided for the empirical data with the total nonprobability
sample size of 800 respondents. We have ascertained that the respondents
preferred material benefits to intangible ones. The highest rate benefits were those of
extra monthly pays (13th and 14th salaries), additional rights to holiday, and employer’s
contribution to supplementary pension insurance schemes. The investigation results are
presented by descriptive charts.

Keywords: Management, motivation, employee advantages, research