Management Practices and Retention of Employees in Public Health Facilities: A case of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital
Bajunga, Damalie Nabweteme
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The study sought to establish the relationship between management practices and employee in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. The study was guided by three specific objectives which included establishing the relationship between (i) management control, (ii) staff development (iii) rewards and employee retention in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. A co-relational research design was employed using both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. A sample of 215 respondents participated in the study by answering the questionnaire and interview guide. Questionnaires and interview guides were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Frequencies and percentages were used to show the distribution of respondents on different items. Pearson’s Linear Correlational Coefficient (r) was used to determine the level of correlation between the variables. The study findings showed that; there is a relationship between (i) controls, (ii) staff development (iii) rewards and employee retention in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. The researcher concluded that in every organization it is important to have established control measures. (ii) organizations must have clear staff development programs and (iii) in every workplace, employees must be rewarded for any work done. The researcher recommended that (i) Mbale Regional Referral Hospital should design proper control practices to enhance employee retention. (ii) Mbale Regional Referral Hospital should come up with more clear staff development strategies to enhance employee retention and (iii) Mbale Regional Referral Hospital should pay attention to employee rewards as a way of enhancing employee retention.