OGOTI HENRY NYABUTO

PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA

PROF. NEMWEL BOSIRE2

PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA

DR. SAMWEL N. ORESI3

PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA

CITATION: : Nyabuto O.H., Bosire N. & Oresi N. (November, 2018). Analysis of human resource strategies affecting employee productivity in the energy sector: A case study of Kengen. International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF) Issue No XI, Volume 4, pp 302-318.

ABSTRACT

The main objective of this study was to analyze Human Resource strategies that affect employee productivity in the Energy Sector – Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited at Upper Tana stations. The specific objectives of the study are wages, training, Recruitment, Information Computer Technology and Promotion and how they affect employee productivity at the Energy Sector – KenGen. The researcher adopted descriptive research design in collecting data from the respondents. The researcher targeted employees of Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited at Upper Tana stations whose population was 140 employees. The sampling design adopted was stratified random sampling since it gives equal chances to all respondents while the questionnaire was used as data collection tool. The questionnaire contained semi structured and structured questions which were administered and used to collect data. The sample for the study constituted 70 employees of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited at Upper Tana stations. This was arrived at based on 50% of the target population. Data was presented by use of tables, charts and bar graph. Quantitative and qualitative analysis was used to analyze the data. The response was 100% and from the findings, it was established that the human resource strategies had positive effects on employee productivity and were relevant to the core business of the company. The researcher found that the strategies were applied in either moderate or great extent. It was concluded that human resource strategies under this study were practiced at a great extent. Further, it was concluded that Recruitment creates a forum of sourcing right employees for the right jobs and this affects employee productivity. Training equips employees with relevant skills at workplace, Wages acts as incentive for staff productivity, Information Computer Technology acts as enabler in most of the operations and processes thus affect employee productivity, Promotion shows recognition and career growth that affects employee productivity. The researcher recommended that Energy Sector (Kenya Electricity Generating Company) should continue putting into use human resource strategies covered in this study to enable and influence its employees to be productive.

Keywords: :Recruitment, Training, Wages, ICT, Promotion and Productivity.
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