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Employee Performance Management and Performance of Food Beverage Manufacturing Firms of Enugu State

Employee Performance Management and Performance of Food Beverage Manufacturing Firms of Enugu State

Everist Onyehuluchukwu Eneh PhDa, Ogbuke, John Chukwu PhDb & Okwor, Evaristus Onyeaghanac
aDepartment of Business Administration, Enugu State University of Science and Technology
bDepartment of Marketing, Enugu State University of Science and Technology
cDepartment of Business Administration, Enugu State University of Science and Technology

AbstractThe study evaluated the employees performance management practices and performance of food beverage manufacturing firms of Enugu State. The specific objectives were to: examine the relationship between engaged employees and the profitability and evaluate the relationship between identification of talent and output of food manufacturing firms of Enugu State. The area of the study was the SMEs in Enugu State. The study used the descriptive survey design approach. The primary source of data was the administration of questionnaire. A total population of 911 selected staff of the study organisations. The adequate sample size of two hundred and Seventy (270) using Freund and William’s statistic formula at 5 percent margin of error. Two hundred and twenty-eight (228) staff returned the questionnaire and accurately filled. The hypotheses were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient (r). The findings indicated there was significant positive relationship between Engaged employees and the profitability r (95, n=228), = .453 < .985, P <. 05 and there was significant positive relationship between identification of talent and output of food manufacturing firms of Enugu State r (95, n=228), = .416 < .971, P <. 05. The study concluded that engaged employees and talent had significant positive relationship with the profitability and output of food beverage manufacturing firms of Enugu State. The study recommended among others that Learning and development, and employee career management, should be leveraged on by the management by concentrating on the coaching and training programs and job rotation so that firms can achieve sustainable organizational performance.

Keywords: Employee Performance Management; Food Beverage Manufacturing Firms; Enugu State
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Citation: Eneh, E. O., Ogbuke, J. C. & Okwor, E. O. (2023). Employee Performance Management and Performance of Food Beverage Manufacturing Firms of Enugu State. Contemporary Journal of Management 5(5), 16-34. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10362434 

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