Challenges Facing Employees’ Career Development:The Case of Medical Stores Department Staff

Samuel, Vivian (2016) Challenges Facing Employees’ Career Development:The Case of Medical Stores Department Staff. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study explored challenges encounter by MSD employees in their career development and suggested measures to countercheck the situation. The logic behind this study was the presence to human resources practitioners with minimal knowledge and experience despite massive efforts taken by the government to make them competent. The study expected to be valuable not only to government but also to all government actors. The study was guided by specific research objective which measured career development in terms of effectiveness and analyzed the contribution of the training and development programmes in employee career development. Also the link between training opportunities and employees’ career development were determined. Finally, measures to improve career development were brought into attention. The study employed case study of MSD. While secondary data were gathered from different MSD reports primary data were gathered through questionnaires and in-depth interview. Data were coded and analysed using percentages and frequencies. Findings were summarized into tables and figure. The analysis was aided by SPSS and special template. Generally, data revealed that career development was ineffective as factors that could make it effective such as overall training was lacking. Other factors which made training to be ineffective were lack of clear training policy and lack of enough training opportunities. Again MSD employees’ have promotion chances. The study made three recommendations that were to design policies that would have been guided MSD management to improve its strategy regarding human resources management. Secondly, was to allow free and fair competition in employees’. Thirdly; to have collective decision making based on mutual consensus and self development.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:47
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:20
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1804

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