The Situational Analysis of Employees Resignation and their effect in Production in Mining Sector in Tanzania: A Case of African Barrick Gold

Njau, Angela (2013) The Situational Analysis of Employees Resignation and their effect in Production in Mining Sector in Tanzania: A Case of African Barrick Gold. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

In recent times there have been concerns on the reasons and consequences of employees resignation within the mining industry. Almost all researches on employee resignation, and its corollary employee retention, have focused on other occupations and industries based in major population centers. This particular study focuses on “A situational Analysis of Employee Resignation and Their Effect on Production in the Mining Sector in Tanzania” by using the population of African Barrick Gold mines a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Cooperation. The general objective of the research was to determine the reasons which caused employees resignations at African Barrick Gold Mine in Tanzania. (Tulawaka, Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi and North Mara). The Methodology used by the study drew data from the four mines of African Barrick Gold Tanzania. A case study methodology was used; data being collected from questionnaires, interviews, company records, public documents and site visits. Site based human resource (HR) managers were the primary group of interviewees, however other sections of mine management were interviewed where possible. This study indicated that there was a higher rate of employees’ resignation in 2010 than in 2011. Although there was an improvement for rate of resignation in 2011 yet the company is facing the problem of turn over due to different reasons such as unconducive working condition, unfair or inconsistent treatment of local employees compared to expatriates. The study recommended that recognition and empowerment play an essential part in reducing the resignation rates. Thus it is concluded that strategic policies should be employed in the organization in order to eradicate the rate of turnover and result in increased production.

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: 11 Jan 2016 14:29
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 14:29
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/867

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