FLEXIBLE WORK HOUR AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE ON PERFORMANCE OF FOOD FIRMS IN PORT HACOURT
Keywords:Flexible Work Hour, Employee Performance, Commitment
The study aimed to examine the impact of flexible work hour on employee performance in food firms in Port Harcourt. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of 118 staff of four (4) fast food firms in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The simple random sampling procedure was adopted. The Taro Yamane’s formula was used to determine the sample size for the study. A sample size of 91 respondents was obtained. The instrument for data collection in the study was a questionnaire. To determine the reliability of the instrument a test re-test statistical procedure was carried and a reliability coefficient of 0.85 was obtained. The study found a positive significant relationship between flexible work hour and commitment, effectiveness and job satisfaction. In conclusion therefore, based on the objectives and the findings of this study; Stress management strategies were found to have greater influence on the performance of employees in the fast food firms. Flexibility in work hour is cost-effective and efficient way which also helps in savings on overheads cost and reduces the expenses, gain competitiveness and also improve employee performance. The study finally recommended that the management of the organization under study should create awareness to the employees to enable them be aware of utilization of stress management strategies available in the organization that can result in improved performance.