The Role of Human Resource Development Practices in local Governments in Dodoma: A case of Chamwino, Bahi, Kongwa District Council.

Kiiza, Christian Joseph (2020) The Role of Human Resource Development Practices in local Governments in Dodoma: A case of Chamwino, Bahi, Kongwa District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The main objective of this study was to examine the impact of human resource development practices in the local Governments in Dodoma Region. The study adopted survey design taking a sample of 327 respondents selected using yarmanes formula to collect data through questionnaire. Besides, focus group discussion and interview were used to consolidate and verify the information. Data were analyzed and interpreted using descriptive statistics based on SPS20.0 and qualitative technique. The findings revealed that good human resource development climate was prevalent in the organization, however, the extent of HRD climate prevailing in the organizations seem to be different but it was found that HRD committee was weak in skill development, and lack of management support and HRD is viewed as cost and not investment. The information gathered from the focus group and interview painted the different picture on HRD challenges the biggest HRD challenge was the performance motivation and implementation of HRD reforms. The researcher recommended that the local government should develop and implement new HRD framework as an appropriate strategy to create a comprehensive HRD strategy, effective organization culture and change management is pivotal, monitoring and evaluation mechanism especially performance management, training efforts should be linked with council strategic goals. The policy implication of this study, at the organizational level HRD involves human resource aspects like skills, knowledge, creative abilities and talents which help in shaping aspects like values, beliefs and attitude according to the changing needs and aspirations of individuals along with that of the organization. and the need for further research, Therefore, this study may pave the way for further researches to be conducted especially, in the role of human resource development on employees‟ performance, HRD practice in private sector organizations and comparative research in both private and public sectors to investigate to what extent they are practicing HRD and what lessons could be learned from one organization to the other. Keywords: Human resource, development practices, local Governments, Dodoma Region.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2021 09:46
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2021 09:46

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