A study of the effects of remuneration factors on performance of employees in tertiary training institutions in Nyeri Districts

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Maina, Shem Kihara
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The study seeks to investigate the effects of remuneration factors on performance of employees in tertiary training institutions in Nyeri North and South districts. Among the twenty tertiary training institutions in the districts, employees have filed various cases concerning issues on remuneration and the industrial court has ruled in their favour. This shows the problem of inadequate remuneration, making employees dissatisfied, thus leaving the training sector to other well or better paying opportunities. The factors under investigation include the salary scales, salary reviews, pay secrecy, labour union involvement and employee involvement in the remuneration policy formulation. The study will investigate how these factors affect performance of employees because they may influence quality teaching /facilitation, research and development, resource mobilization, guidance and counseling and innovation and improvisation in the training sector. The study aims to address bottlenecks in the above stated factors by collecting relevant information that can be used by stakeholders in addressing unsatisfactory remuneration policy. The literature review includes books in education and training sector, magazines on education and training, skill development journals, internet sourcing, financing education and training, research books, among other literature. The literature review will extensively seek information on all the factors affecting performance of individual or group employees. The research design will be descriptive, because it helps to explain and present all the relevant information on the study. The descriptive research design will require use of graphs, tables and charts. Both the private and public institutions will be sought. The employees in the study will be teaching and non-teaching staff. The sampling frame will be 1130 employees of all the 20 tertiary training institutions within the Nyeri districts. A sample of 11 institutions comprising over 50% of the institutions, randomly selected, will be used for study. The sample size of the individuals to be selected will be about 250 respondents. Tools for data collection which will include questionnaires, observation and interview will be applied. The questionnaires will be self administered. However, face to face interviews will be used among the respondents in specific circumstances. Observation will require recording activities, drawings and notes taking on the visits
Department of Business Administration, 52p. The LB 2831.626.K4M31 2009
Officials and employees, Salaries, Education--Finance