Employee motivation in the tourist industry in Cyprus in Crisis
Employee motivation is perceived as a critical success factor in business. This research focuses in the tourist sector in Cyprus under crisis and aims to study the levels of motivation, motivation factors and job satisfaction of people working in the hospitality industry. The purpose of this research was to explore the employee’s motivation factors in the tourist sector under crisis periods in the Cyprus. The present study is a case study research, which involves both quantitative and qualitative data. This study collected data from employees structured Questionnaire. There were 30 employees in this study from three (3) hotels and two (2) restaurants in Limassol and Paphos. The main findings from this research provide evidence that the employees working in the tourist sector of Cyprus feel safety with their work and believe that the working environment is friendly. Another finding of this research provides evidence that employees have good relationships and share their thoughts and opinions with their workmates. Also, this study provide evidence that the economic crisis leads the managers of the tourist sector in Cyprus to cut off the employee’s compensation, increase the working hours for the employees.