Human resource management practices and employee commitment in private Organizations in Burundi:

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This study examined the effect of human resource management practices on employee commitment in private organizations in Burundi, a case study of Viettel Group in Bujumbura-Burundi. The study was based on three specific objectives; to examine the effect of employee recruitment and selection processes on employee commitment, to evaluate the effect of employee career development on employee commitment, and to examine the effect of employee health and safety management on employee commitment in the Viettel Group in Bujumbura, Burundi. The study adopted a descriptive survey design, with the study sample comprised of 170 respondents selected from among the managers, human resource management personnel, welfare personnel, as well as operations personnel in Viettel Group. Data was collected using both primary and secondary sources through questionnaires and interview guide, and the data collected was analyzed using descriptive and regression analysis. The findings of the study revealed that employee recruitment and selection procedures are existent and effective in the organization with an average mean of 4.54, employee training and development processes had a total mean of 4.32, and compensation/rewards are crucial for enhancing employee commitment by influencing their working skill sets and obligations with a total mean of 4.55. The study concluded that if managed efficiently, HRM practices have a positive and significant effect on employee commitment. The study recommended that orientate the new employees on the organizational culture within the organization, as well as the future goals of the organization in order to align the energies of the new employees towards these goals; institute and maintain an open and transparent sourcing of skills and expertise within the organization so that everybody with the requisite skills will have equal consideration; and hire HR experts to help design a workplace environment that maximizes safety, health, comfort and innovativeness, which will increase morale and enjoyment at work, improve productivity and also ensure that employees are invested in eth organization, thereby increasing their commitment to the organization.
A research thesis submitted to the college of Economics and Management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (human resource management) of Kampala International University October, 2019
Human resource management, Employee commitment, Private Organizations, Viettel Group Bujumbura