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Personnel Motivation: Essence and Modern Problems


  • Ovsiuk Nina V.

    () (Vinnitsa Institute of Trade and Economy of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economy)


The goal of the article lies in the study of the essence of labour motivation and establishment of differences between stimulation and motivation. While analysing the "motivation" notion the article shows that internal wishes and goals of a human being stimulate this human being to act in a specific direction in order to achieve the set goal. Moreover, the article states that there are two theories of motivation in the modern economic literature - meaningful and procedural. As analysis of indicators of payment for labour in Ukraine shows, there is a rather significant differentiation of sizes of wages by branches of economic activity and there are arrears of wages. These indicators to a certain extent facilitate reduction of motivation of workers for labour activity. In order to increase employment of the population under conditions of the market economy, it is necessary to develop a system of measures for elimination of these problems at the state level and also to reduce to the minimum manifestations of "shadowing" wages.

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  • Ovsiuk Nina V., 2014. "Personnel Motivation: Essence and Modern Problems," Business Inform, RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS of NAS (KHARKIV, UKRAINE), Kharkiv National University of Economics, issue 2, pages 205-210.
  • Handle: RePEc:idp:bizinf:y:2014:i:2:p:205_210

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