Effects of human resource practices on talent management in private teacher training colleges:a case of Bugoma District, Kenya
Mabonga, Gladys Nafula
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ABSTRACT The study assessed the effects of human resource practices on talent management in private teacher training colleges in Bungoma district. The study was guided by the following objectives: the effects of remuneration of workers on talent management in the private teacher training colleges; the effect of training and career development on talent management in private teacher training colleges; How working conditions and terms of service affect talent management in private teacher training colleges in Bungoma district; and the effect of employee welfare and services on talent management in private teacher training colleges in Bungoma district. The research findings are useful in improving employer's chances of selecting employees who are committed to the organization. The study used descriptive research design and in particular the ex -post facto research design. Through this method, the researcher did not have direct control of the independent variables because their manifestation had already occurred or because they were inherent and not manipulative. The target population comprised principals, administrators and tutors in private teacher training colleges in Bungoma district. The district has 10 private teacher training colleges with 150 teachers, 10 principals and 40 administrators. A sample size of 40% of the target population was considered. Questionnaires and interviews were used as the main data collection methods. Secondary data was used to obtain information on specific issues from the district education officer, and quality and standard assurance officer. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics in form of frequency distribution tables, percentages and pie charts. SPSS was used to process the data and present it in the right format. The study found out that working conditions of private TICs in Bungoma county is averagely good for teachers and compensation received by teachers enhanced employee stability to a high extend. 88% of respondents confirmed that welfare activities provided to teachers helped in their retention, while 67% of teachers in private TICs were not provided with adequate training opportunities. The study recommends that the management of private TTCs ensures that working conditions for teachers are above average and it should also enhance salaries and scope of welfare services.