Men and women vary both physically and physiologically, and so do their needs. As such, in work place for instance, the likelihood is that they will also vary in how they feel rewarded for their work or how they are motivated towards enhancing their job performance. This study investigates the relationship between female-directed employment benefits and the job performance of women in selected banks in Calabar Metropolis of Cross River State, Nigeria. Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory provided the theoretical underpinning for the study, while the research design adopted was the survey method. The purposive sampling technique was used to select 200 female employees of five randomly selected banks, who formed the sample of the study. Data was collected through the administration of a Likert-scale questionnaire while the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to test the two stated hypotheses that guided the study. Results revealed a relationship between female-directed employment benefits such as crèche facilities and paid maternity leave and enhanced job performance among subjects. Thus, the study recommended the adoption and implementation of more female gender-friendly work policies to meet the specific needs of the many women who have joined and are continuing to join the world of paid employment, as well as enhance their job performance.
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