Role of Employee Motivation in HRM

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Human Resource Management2IntroductionThe employee motivation is critical in the success of a business organization. The motivation ofthe employee refers to their will to accomplish their job duties and more for the organization.While working in an organization, the employees have predefined job duties and operations.Moreover, they are given some monthly or daily targets which they have to achieve. Themotivation plays a critical role in the achievement of these targets. The business organizationsemploy different strategies to increase the employee motivation (Price, 2011). The employeemotivation is fundamental in achieving the organization’s objectives.If the motivation level of the employees is high, the employees go out of their way to achieve theobjectives of the organization. Therefore, employee motivation is critical in achieving theobjectives of the organization. As a result, the business organizations employ a large number ofstrategies to enhance the motivation among the employees (Martin, 2010). The employeemotivation is dependent upon several factors. The present report will discuss the importance ofthe employee motivation and the role of various human resource practices in increasing themotivation level among the employees.Impact of Contemporary HR Practices on Employee MotivationOne of the primary function of the human resource management department is to provideemployee motivation within the organization. There are several factors which can be used toincrease the motivation level among the employees. The source of motivation can be divided intointrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. The intrinsic motivation is the motivation type in
Human Resource Management3which the employee is motivated by the type or the nature of work. On the other hand, theextrinsic motivation is the type of motivation which is achieved with the help of external factorssuch as financial or non-financial benefits (Armstrong, 2006). The financial benefits includebonus, incentives and other benefits. The non-financial benefits include recognition, promotionor work-life balance. Different employees are motivated by different factors; however, it isimportant for the organization to make efforts to enhance the employee motivation. Theorganization must devise strategy to equally motivate the employees who are motivated bydifferent factors so that the overall performance of the organization enhances. There are severalmethods such as training, remuneration and recognition which can be used to increase theperformance of the employees (Baker & Doran, 2007). These strategies are key in enhancing theperformance of the employees and increasing their overall performance level.Google is one of the leading technology company in the world. The success of the company lieswith its extremely talented workforce. The work culture of the organization is transparent and thefocuses on the results rather than on the way to achieve it. The aim of the organization is tocreate happy and productive workplace. Google offer a variety of extrinsic benefits to theemployees such as cost-health benefit, shopping accounts, dental benefits, insurance, vacationpackages and tuition reimbursements. The company reimburses the payment for the legalexpenses. The company also provides maternity expenses and leaves of 18 weeks off to the newparents. It also offers various unique opportunities such as car wash, bike repairing, massagetherapy and hair styling services. These benefits increase the work-life balance of the employeessand motivates them to work hard for the organization. The employees realize that theorganization is working for the welfare of the employees and acknowledge the efforts. As a
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