HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 22 no. 1 (2015)

Career Management, Employee Empowerment and Motivation in an Academic Institution: Fostering Job Satisfaction

Christopher Biore



Employee stagnation in a certain position, centralized decision making and tendency for micromanagement are among the pressing issues for companies experiencing growth. The chief purpose of the study is to determine the extent of career management, people empowerment and employee motivation as perceived by the personnel of the University of Cebu (UC). The study applied the descriptive design with the use of questionnaire designed by the researcher as the major tool for data collection. The respondents were the teaching and the non-teaching personnel of UC. The results revealed that there were significant differences on the extent to which people empowerment was upheld by management as well as the motivational needs of the employees. In the aspects of motivation, among Herberg’s hygiene factors, only two (2) were well addressed. These were pay and job security. Therefore, it is concluded that hygiene factors do not necessarily go together as perceived by employees despite the fact that Herzberg’s two-factor theory grouped these aspects together as one.