Research Papers/Topics in Human Resource Management

The Effects Of Outsourcing On Labour Productivity: A Case Study Of Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Company

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the effects of outsourcing on labour productivity at Sino Zimbabwe Cement Company. A sample of 6 participants from SZCC management and 3 managers from outsourced labour companies was selected using judgmental sampling technique. Quota sampling technique was used to select 23 non managerial participants from SZCC employees and 15 participants from outsourced labour. Outsourcing was done to reduce costs and to access technical skills. It reduced level of commitmen...

Assessment Of Practices Used In Retention Of Knowledge Workers In Sugar Companies In Western Kenya

ABSTRACTWhereasfirms have retention strategies, the turnover rates keep escalating and the failure to keepor retain knowledge workers may undermine the competitive capability, intellectual capital,culturalfabric, image building and institutional memory of such firms and thus the need for thisstudy.The purpose of this study was to establish the effectiveness of practices used by sugarindustriesin retention of knowledge workers as a way of building their competitive advantage.Thespecific object...

Factors Affecting Sheep And Goat Milk Consumption In Arid And Semi-Arid Lands Of Kenya

ABSTRACTA study was carried out to determine the factors affecting sheep and goat milk consumptionin arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya. Specifically the study sought to assess sheep and goatmilk production, assess sheep and goat milk consumption, and identify sheep and goatmanagement practices for optimal milk production in Kyawango and Kibauni Locations ofMwala Sub County of Machakos County. Data was collected from a sample of 120respondents using questionnaires and observations and was anal...

Change Management Practices And Employee Performance In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACTChange is what brings forth new ideas, solutions and growth. It’s about breaking free fromour circle of comfort in order to start seeing alternative routes offered to our organizationsto progress in the right direction. It’s about embracing business transformation, making anorganisation more agile, ready to adapt, and taking advantage of the latest innovations toboost competitiveness. County governments in Kenya have become a point interestespecially in service delivery at the gra...

In-Service Training And Service Delivery In Public Hospitals In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTDespite the efforts of the medical society and health staff alongside the advancements inmedical technologies, patients’ dissatisfaction and complaints remain a norm rather thanan exception in Kenya today. Effective training programs create desired knowledge, skills,attitudes and abilities of the employees to perform well on the job and impact employeemotivation and commitment. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of in-servicetraining and service delivery in public ho...

Talent Retention Strategies And Competitiveness of Publicuniversities In Western Region Of Kenya

ABSTRACTPublic Universities are currently facing challenges in retaining talent. This has been crucial tothe changing prospects and potentials of knowledge formation and learning. Organizationsloose key talent for many reasons; lack of job satisfaction, poor reward systems andmanagement, poor organizational policies, lack of opportunities for growth, training anddevelopment, lack of work life balance with regard to work life conflicts and poor workingconditions. Retention of employees has bec...

Employee Retention Practicesand Organization Performance In County Governments Of Westernkenya

ABSTRACTIn order for organizations to compete favorably in the current global economy, they needto invest heavily in employee retention practices. Former Western Province Counties inKenya have been experiencing acute employees shortage due to their inability to attractand retain qualified personnel. This has resulted to poor county government performanceresulting to; delays in projects initiation and completion, missing revenue collectiontargets, and poor service delivery to the citizens. Emb...

Factors Affecting Employee Job Satisfaction In Government Institutions: A Case Study Of Narok County Referral Hospital

ABSTRACTA lot of research has been done on employee job satisfaction all over the world by different researchers and scholars. Less research has been conducted on the various factors affecting job satisfaction of health sector employees, with a case study on Narok County Referral Hospital. Therefore, the understanding of these factors are clearly defined and explained, in order to help the hospital administrators to improve performance and satisfaction. The factors have been categorized into ...

The Impact Of Work-Life Balance On Employee Performance: A Case Study Of National Employment Council For The Food And Allied Industries In Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT The research sought to assess the impact of work-life balance on performance of employees. The major drive of the research was the necessity for it to demonstrate the value of work-life balance in nurturing accomplishment of organisational goals through employees. Research was carried out at the National Employment Council for the Food and Allied Industries Head Office. Using a qualitative descriptive research approach, the researcher collected data from a sample of 17 particip...

Influence Of Intrinsic Rewards On Employee Performance In Sugar Companies In Western Kenya

ABSTRACTIntrinsic motivation occurs when people engage in an activity such as a hobbywithout external incentives. Social and educational psychologists have studied thisform of motivation since the early 1970’s. Research has found that it is usuallyassociated with high achievement and enjoyment by employees. Research hasshown that increased workforce motivation contributes to increased productivity andinnovation, creative problem solving, reduced turnover and decreased absenteeism.However, t...

Influence Of Training And Development Strategies On Performance Of Employees In Pension Scheme Providers In Kenya: A Case Of Nssf Western/Nyanza Region

ABSTRACTWorldwide older persons are regarded as vulnerable group, hence are in dire need of government attention. Various efforts by various successive regimes in the country to address the needs of older members of the society have proved abortive. NSSF was established to provide basic financial security benefits to Kenyans upon retirement. With increase in private pension providers, there is need for efficiency in service provision and need for adoption of technology in running the activiti...

Influence Of Human Capital Management Practices On Employee Engagement In Public Universities In Western Kenya

ABSTRACT.Turnover in public universities in Kenya has become a high profile issue due to the changes and challenges that face the entire education system. Despite the economic contribution of 6.7% Gross Domestic Product by public universities in Kenya, the 2013 Public Universities Inspection Committee of Kenya reported that these institutions were experiencing high turnover rates of 33% compared to other sectors in the economy resulting to poor employee engagement. Moreover, the 2013 World Ec...

Human Resource Audit And Organizational Performance In The County Government Of Kisumu, Kenya

ABSTRACTHuman resource audit (HRA) is responsible for identifying human resource problemsthat affect the human resource functions of an organization and improveorganizational performance. Effectiveness of a HRA in the public sector needs to beinvestigated because the audits are always done but there is still evidence ofunderperformance, strikes and complaints in most sectors. Human resource audit isan annual and costly activity carried out in forty seven counties in Kenya and itseffects on or...

Assessment Of The Effects Of Team Cohesion On Task Performance

ABSTRACTTeam cohesion is the total field of forces causing members to remain in a group. It is the dynamicprocess which is reflected in the tendency for a group to stick together and remain united in pursuitof its goals and objectives. The purpose of this study is to find out effects of team cohesion on taskperforming among the workforce of the Faith Based Health Institutions in Western Province. Theobjectives of the study were to; determine the effect of team cohesion on task performance; ex...

The Effectiveness Of Conciliation And Arbitration As Dispute Resolution Mechanism In The Ferro-Alloy Industry

ABSTRACTThe research evaluates the effectiveness of conciliation and arbitration as an alternate dispute resolution mechanism in the Ferro – Alloy Industry. A case of ZIMASCO and Zimbabwe Alloys International, 2 major players in the industry, were examined in a descriptive research design. Backing the research is the concept of legal pluralism which then defined conciliation and arbitration as alternative dispute resolution systems. A sample size of 35 comprising of Management and Trade Uni...


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