The Effectiveness of Human Resource Strategies in Local Government Authorities: A Case of Babati District Council.

Kajiru, Jackson J (2014) The Effectiveness of Human Resource Strategies in Local Government Authorities: A Case of Babati District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Local government authorities are operating in a challenging environment where providing services is not the only goal that preludes their existence. It is evident that competition is not only the features of the private sectors, but also local government are now days competing themselves in the public sphere, and are competing with the private sectors in terms of standard of services they provide. It is therefore inevitable for local government to adopt HR strategies concept in service delivery. The purpose of this study was to establish the effectiveness of HR Strategies for local government authorities in Tanzania, with the case s of Babati District Council in Manyara Region. The sample of 150 respondents was involved in the study where 144 were staffs and six were councilors. The finding revealed that, HR Strategies have still gained prominence in use local government authorities in Tanzania and it has to some extent helped local government accomplish its goals. However there have been some challenges and opportunities in the practice of HR Strategies example, poor participation of staffs and other stakeholders (councilors) in formulation, implementation and review of human resource strategies and centralization of some HR Strategies to central government. The researcher recommends that, local government have to be given autonomy to set and implement their programmes in response to the community priority. Also capacity building should be regularly provided to local government staff and leaders so that they can be in positive to undertake and coordinate their strategies effectively.

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:32
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/552

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