Assessment of Important Aspects of Human Resource Practices in Small Business Enterprises

Chambulikazi, Lilian (2013) Assessment of Important Aspects of Human Resource Practices in Small Business Enterprises. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assesses important aspects of human resource practices in small business enterprises. The data was analysed using both content analysis and Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings show that small business recruitment has been a problem for many years especially in identifying hard workers and trustworthy employees; thus some of the small business enterprise owners run their businesses solely on their own. As a result some of the small business owners employ assistants ranging from one up to five depending on the actual requirement of their business undertakings. In addition, the findings reveal that there are only two major challenges facing small business enterprises, those which are related to employees and others which are related to employers. Furthermore, the study shows the only compensation that has been identified is salary. Similarly, the findings show that most of the small business enterprises do not have a human resource policy, thus they can not enforce the existing labor laws policy, laws and procedures. Based on these findings, this study recommends that there is a great need of enforcing labor laws, small business enterprises having their own human resource policy, and Government, through VETA, supporting local initiatives or strengthening existing organizational forms.

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 11:55
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/926

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