Human Resource Management Practices of Teaching Staff and Performance of Private Universities in Uganda: A case of Ndejje University
Bbosa, Esau Kimanje
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The study investigated the influence of human resource management practices of teaching staff and performance of Private Universities in Uganda: a case of Ndejje University. The study examined the influence of teaching staff recruitment and selection; training and development of teaching staff; and compensation on performance of Ndejje University. A cross-sectional survey design adopting both qualitative and quantitative approaches was used. The target population of the study was 181 and these included 23 council members, 7 top administrators including the VC, DVC, US, AR, DOS, DAR and FM, 7 faculty heads and 144 teaching staff. Data collection methods involved quantitative and qualitative methods, where use of questionnaires and interview guide enabled the study to gather primary data. Results show that there is insignificant relationship between selection and recruitment and Performance of NDU (r =.758**: p= .081); Results show that training and development significantly affect the Performance of NDU (r =.600**: p= .000); Results shows that compensation of teaching staff significantly affect the performance of NDU (r =.808**: p= .000). It was concluded that even when selection and recruitment processes are enhanced, Performance of NDU may not necessarily improve. It was also concluded that if NDU focused on training and development, as well as compensation of teaching staff then its performance will most probably improve. The study recommended that in order for NDU to perform, it should continue employing teaching staff following the policy of NCHE. NDU should prioritize the training and development of her teaching staff through identification of the needs and demands which are in line with her strategic goals and objectives. Private universities should come up with clear policies for compensating the teaching staff.