Impact of staff performance appraisal on management staff at kakira sugar works (1985) limited:

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The purpose of the study was to examine and evaluate performance appraisal when linked to performance of management staff of kakira sugar works and eventually generalize the results to employees in kakira sugar works. A conceptual framework relating to independent variables, staffs’ personal goals, frequency of performance appraisal, feedback and organizational productivity dependent variable organizational performance was developed together with moderating variables leadership styles, working conditions, motivation, commitment and training. A cross sectional survey design was used to collect data. Study used stratified random sampling method through interview schedule, interview guide, self-administered questionnaire with management staff. These were used to obtain information about the opinions, expectations and attitudes of the respondents that enabled the researcher to capture the objectives of the study. A representative sample of 240 respondents was selected from a total population of 600 management staff with a response rate of 182 respondents 75.8%. The data was analyzed by using content analysis centered on themes, items, concepts, various statements and observation of patterns related to the variables in the study. Data was presented by frequency counts and tables and interpretation of the results in reference to the literature review was done in chapter four. Summary of the findings, conclusions and recommendations have been critically made in chapter five basing on the available literature on performance management and objectives of the study. The study findings confirmed that in order to improve the productivity of the management staff, it is pertinent that management should re-design the staff performance review forms that should be participatory and recommendations given for promotion, further training should be communicated in the feedback and improve on leadership styles and working conditions.
a thesis submitted to the school of post graduate studies and research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of master of arts in human resource management of Kampala international university.
staff performance, kakira sugar works, performance appraisal