Human Resource Management Practices and Synergy of Local Governments Employees in Bushenyi Districts

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in Human resource management
The study intended to establish the relationship between human resource management practices and synergy of 377 purposively selected staffs in Greater Bushenyi District local governments. Using descriptive comparative and correlational survey and cross sectional designs, a self administered researcher made questionnaire aided to gather data used to answer six specific questions on: a) profile of GBD staffs; b) Level of HRM practices; c) degree of synergy; d) difference in level of HRM practices; e) difference in degree of synergy and f) relationship between HRM practices and Synergy among GBD staffs. Data was analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means, t-test, One-Way ANOVA, PLCC and regression analysis. Results revealed that more than 53% of GBDs staffs were male, most with diploma holders, majority below 39 years, over 73% were married, with experience of over 5 years and most of them are administrators There are satisfactory levels of HRM practices (grand mean = 2.90): recruitment and selection (average mean = 3.02); motivation (average mean = 2.52); managing diversity (average mean = 3.00); and staff performance appraisal (average mean = 3.06) The degree of synergy is at satisfactory level (grand mean = 2.93) in terms of multi skilling (average mean = 3.00); bench marking (average mean = 3.05); participatory democracy; (average mean = 2.89) and empowerment (average mean = 2.77). The level HRM practice (recruitment and selection, motivation, managing diversity and staff performance appraisal) do not significantly differ according to gender, age, education, marital status, experience and category of respondents. The degree of synergy (multi-skilling, bench marking, participatory democracy and empowerment) does not significantly differ according to gender, age, education, marital status, experience and category of respondents. The level of HRM practices (recruitment and selection, motivation, managing diversity and staff performance) was found to be significantly correlated with synergy (multi skilling and bench marking, (overall r = 0.974, sig 0.000). It concluded that HRM practices positively and significantly influence Synergy in GBDs. It recommends that there is need to promote; youth local government programs, promote equal employment opportunities in terms of recruitment and selection, motivation, diversity and appraising staff's performance; flexibility in rules and regulations, train employees, reduced interference by central government in district affairs; free and fair elections.
A Dissertation Presented to the College of Economics and Management Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Practices, Synergy, Local Governments Employees, Bushenyi Districts