Human Resource Management Practices and Employee Performance in Canon Chemicals Ltd in Kenya
Muchiri, Nyaguthii Roselyn
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Although several studies have been done on the notion and context of HRMPs and their influence on employee performance in numerous organizations, none has been done within the cosmetic industry in Kenya. Therefore, there was a need for a study to be carried out concentrating on Kenya's cosmetic industry on what HRMPs impact on employee performance. The study was conducted at Canon Chemicals Limited in Mavoko Sub County, Kenya. The general objective of this study was to determine if employee performance was impacted by managing different aspects of human resource management practices such as compensation, workers participation, internal communication systems and employment security. The specific objectives determined the effects of compensation, workers participation, internal communication systems and employment security, while the dependent variable was employee performance. The study utilized descriptive research design. A sample of 40 participants was selected using the total census technique since the population at Canon Chemicals Limited was small. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the study participants, and all the distributed questionnaires were duly filled and returned. Descriptive analysis utilized frequencies and percentage distribution, while inferential analysis utilized correlations, regression and ANOVA. The findings of the current study suggest a moderate relationship between HRMPs and overall employee performance. Contrary to expected results, regression analysis did not show a significant relationship between HRMPs under consideration and employee. Therefore, HRMPs should not be generalized to enhance employee performance; rather, other confounding factors that are out of scope in this current study may play a significant role in overall employee performance. The result of this study is an indication that Canon Chemicals Limited should improve on all the aspects of human resource management practices that include employee compensation, employee participation, internal communication, and employee security to spur overall employee performance. The organization needs to carry out regular surveys and have merit employee motivation and embrace a human resource management practices policy. Of great interest is that regression analysis did not show a significant relationship between the human resource management practices in this study and the employee performance at Canon Chemicals limited. This may be attributed to the small sample size and the mode of sampling.