Human resource management practices in Local Governments of the Greater Bushenyi Districts, Western Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Higher Degrees and Research
The study established the relationship between human resource management practices (1-1 RMP) and cooperation of Greater Bushenyi Districts Local Government (GBDLG).Using descriptive research design, a researcher generated questionnaire and an interview schedule were used to collect data which was used to answer 3 specific research questions on: a) motivation of Human resources (HR) b) Human Resource Management Practices c) staff performance appraisal system in Greater Bushenyi Districts Local Governments. Data was analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means, Fisher's one way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Pearson linear correlation coefficient (PLCC )and regression analysis .Results revealed that more than 53% of GBDLG staff were male; mostly diploma holders ;majority below 39 years; over 73% were married, with experience or 5years and most of them were administrators. The contribution of 1-IRMP to cooperation was satisfactory: HRRP; motivation of human resources: and staff performance appraisal system .Cooperation in GBDLG was satisfactory: benchmarking; participatory democracy and empowerment. HRMP (HRRP, motivation of HR, and staff performance appraisal system) was found to be significantly correlated with cooperation (benchmarking, democracy and empowerment). It was concluded that HRMP positively and significantly influence cooperation in GBDLG. The researcher recommends that government should promote equal employment opportunities in terms of HRRP, motivation of human resources, and staff performance appraisal system, and ensure flexibility in rules and regulations train employees, foster cooperation ,reduce interference by central government 3 district affairs ;ensure free and fair elections; and increase funding for local governments.
A dissertation presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration and Management
Human resource management, Management