|dc.description.abstract||This research project was carried out to establish the determinants that influence the
quality of working life among fresh produce exporter in Indu-farm limited which is based
in the export processing zone (EPZ) of Nairobi. The objectives include to establish the
effects of the human resource management practices on the quality of work life, to
determine how economic liberalization affect the quality of work life, to determine how
labor legislation influences the quality of work life and to determine the influence of
social responsibilities on the quality of work life.
A review of literature was carried out on factors of human resource management
including job design, reward, training, participation on decision making and other
environment related factors of economic liberalization, labor legislation, and social
responsibilities. The study design was descriptive case study with a sample size of 118
which is 40% of the employees of Indu-farm. The findings indicate that human resource
management practices are significant determinants of the quality of work life. The cost of
living and the rate of pay were rated very high as influencing the quality of work life.
Social responsibilities are increasingly part of determinants of the quality of work life.
The quality of work life in indu farm was rated as a little satisfying.
This study has recommended more consultation with employees in determining the job
design, the cost of living to be considered when setting the pay rates. More awareness of
labor legislation is recommended and a work balance strategy, required to enable
employees to function well in their social roles. This study suggests further research on
psychology as a determinant influencing the quality of work life.||en_US