Human Resource Management Practices and Employee Performance in Turkana County Assembly, Kenya
Etaan, Judith Loren
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Today organizations are operating in a very dynamic and highly competitive environment. To remain effective and efficient, they have to respond quickly to ever changing employee needs through application of appropriate HRM practices. HRM practices are organizational activities directed at managing the pool of human resources in the best possible ways and ensuring that the resources are employed effectively so as to fulfil organizational goals. An effective and competitive human resource is a key strength for an organization facing the challenges today. Hence, the importance of having a competitive human resource is synonymous with the success of today’s organizations because an efficient and effective human resource will produce quality and productive individuals that can eventually minimize the problems that are related to human resource such as job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, or turnover of employees. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of HRM practices on employee performance in Turkana County Assembly this is so because of employees at the Turkana County Assembly tend to meet their expectations. The study will seek to establish the effect of employee sourcing practices, reward management, performance appraisal, training and development on employee performance in the Turkana County Assembly. It will be guided by the following theories; Human capital theory, Best Fit theory and Resource based view theory which links HRM practices to employee performance in Turkana county Assembly. The study will employ a descriptive and explanatory research design. The target population will be 200 staffs and 10 management staffs at the County Assembly in Turkana. Sample design will be employed since the researcher will use 30% of the total target population. The collection of data will entail both quantitative and qualitative data. Primary data collection will be used in this study. The data will be collected using semi-structured questionnaires. Validity will be ensured through a pilot test that will be carried out with 20 respondents, where the results will be used to make adjustments where necessary in the instrument measures. Reliability in the study will ensure consistency of research measurement to ensure precision with which data is collected. The analysis of data will be analysed using SPSS version 24.0. The analysis will be made using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The researcher will ensure that ethical measures are maintained, and confidentiality will be applied at all levels.