Factors affecting talent management in Parastatals in Kenya
Ichoho, David Muni
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The greatest asset for any Country in general and Organization in particular is it's human capital. In the recent past the ability to retain talented employees is becoming a challenge in public service resulting to loss of employees to other organizations including brain drain to other countries. This is great loss in terms of skills, talents , resources and erosion of Institutional memory. Talent management is therefore crucial and indispensible for any organization's management practice. The study was to investigate factors affecting talent Management in State Parastatals in Kenya. More specifically the study sought to evaluate the influence of recruitment strategies, talent development, talent retention and performance management on talent management. The study will concentrate on the factors: recruitment strategies, talent development, talent retention and performance management. Descriptive research was used in the research.The target population was 147 State Parastatals in Kenya, while the study population was a Human Resource Practitioner of a state Parastatal. 30% of Kenyan State Parastatals was studied, the Parastatal was randomly picked. The sample size was 44 Human Resource practitioners. Primary data was oollected using a questionnaire. A pilot test was conducted to establish the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Regression analysis was used to establish to what extent each variable affects the dependant variable.