IJSSE - International Journal of Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship Upcoming Journals: International Journal of Innovation and Management (IJIM), International Journal of Engineering and Architecture (IJEA) & International Journal of Science and Agriculture | IJAE, IJEF & IJHRP Call for Papers - Forthcoming Issue (Decemer 2014). Submission deadline: 25th December 2014 |

No images

UserInfo


3.82.24.132
United States United States
Your Time

User Statistics Info
IJSSE is one of the leading International Journals by User Statistics!

Login Form



IJSSE Newsletter Form
Full Names *
E-mail Address: *
Country *
PDF Print E-mail

THE INFLUENCE OF EMPLOYEE RETENTION STRATEGIES ON EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT; A CASE STUDY OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KISUMU

 

Jackline Atieno Matengo

Entrepreneurship, Technology, Leadership and Management

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

 

Dr.Dennis Juma

Entrepreneurship, Technology, Leadership and Management

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

 

CITATION: Mategngo, J. A. & Juma, D. (2017) The Influence of Employee Retention Strategies On Employee Commitment; A Case Study of County Government of Kisumu. International Journal of Human Resources and Procurement. Vol 6 (12) PP 1 – 36.

 

ABSTRACT

Assessing workforce attitude is a business imperative. Committed and engaged employees are valuable assets to an organization as high levels of employee commitment and engagement promote retention of talent, foster customer loyalty, and improve organizational performance and stakeholder value. The main aim of this study was to determine the influence of employee retention strategies on employee commitment. The specific objectives were: to determine the influence of career development on employee commitment in the County Government of Kisumu, to examine the influence of compensation management on employee commitment in the County Government of Kisumu, to establish the influence of employee empowerment on employee commitment in the County Government of Kisumu and lastly to find out the influence of organizational climate on the County Government of Kisumu .The sample size was 81 drawn from a target population of 270 employees from the departments of human resource, procurement, payroll, trade, health & Agriculture. The researcher used a questionnaire as the primary data collection instrument. The sampling technique was stratified random sampling. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Data collected using questionnaires were logged into the computer and analyzed using SPSS version 16. Descriptive analysis techniques used were mean, standard deviation and frequency while the inferential analysis technique was Spearman’s rank correlation analysis. The findings of the study revealed that: communicating training goals was inversely related to paying attention to work while conducting career planning was directly linked to focusing hard on work. In addition, concentrating on work, paying attention to work and feeling positive about work were directly associated with conducive work environment. Similarly, sharing same work values was directly linked to both office privacy and adequate, fully equipped office. Overall, the findings of the present study indicate that there is a need by organizations to incorporate career planning for staffs in their programs. Second, the County Government of Kisumu should evaluate the employees’ compensation packages since their current packages are just average. Third Employee empowerment should be encouraged even though in our study it did not significantly influence employee commitment. Fourth, organizations should enhance the organizational climate for their staffs Fifth, more research studies should be done on the influence of compensation management and employee empowerment on employee commitment since there are limited comparable literatures on the topic.

Key Words

Career Development, Compensation Management, Employee Commitment, Employee Empowerment, Employee Retention, Career

 

Full Text PDF Format

 

 
Banner
Publication Disclaimer: The accountability of the article published in IJSSE journals is entirely of the author(s) concerned and not of the publisher/editor. The view expressed in the articles of any IJSSE journal is those of the contributors, and it does not essentially correspond to the views of the publisher/editor. It is responsibility of the authors to seek copyright clearance for any part of the content of the articles. The publisher/editor of IJSSE journals is not liable for errors or any consequences arising from the exercise of information contained in it.
Free counters!
IJSSE - International Journal of Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship | Copyright 2013 | All Rights Reserved  <