Anchoring human resource management to sustain employee performance at Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

Show simple item record Sixpence, Samuel De Braine, Roslyn Bussin, Mark H.R. Mthombeni, Morris 2022-02-23T10:57:27Z 2022-02-23T10:57:27Z 2021-09
dc.description.abstract ORIENTATION : Practices employed to manage the human resources at Johannesburg (JHB) Metropolitan Municipality were explored to unearth their impact on employee performance. RESEARCH PURPOSE : The study sought to reveal the human resource management (HRM) practices that could support employee performance at local government. THE MOTIVATION FOR THE STUDY : The achievement of organisational goals depends on HRM practices that enhance employee competencies. Employee performance in municipalities is often considered to be substandard. This study aimed to strengthen HRM practices to enhance performance at JHB Metropolitan Municipality. RESEARCH APPROACH/DESIGN AND METHOD : The qualitative inquiry adopted an interpretive stance to reveal participants’ experiences that relate to employee performance. Ten participants were identified purposively and the obtained data were analysed with the assistance of the Atlas.ti software. MAIN FINDINGS : Whilst the organisation’s employee-attraction practices were strong, its retention practices were weak. Employees generally felt undervalued, which negatively affected their morale and the organisation’s goal attainment. PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS : The organisation should introduce effective employeeretention strategies, focussing on thorough needs analyses, skills development and rewards linked to performance. Building employee commitment should be prioritised. STUDY CONTRIBUTION : Human resource management effectiveness in the Johannesburg Municipality would be enhanced by appropriate soft HRM investment in senior management either through recruitment or development or both. Furthermore, the municipal culture should change from HRM practices that are influenced by tradition to an adaptive approach that responds to public-sector dynamics and varying employee expectations. en_ZA
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2022 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sixpence, S., De Braine, R., Bussin, M., & Mthombeni, M. (2021). Anchoring human resource management to sustain employee performance at Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 19(0), a1611. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1683-7584 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-078X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/sajhrm.v19i0.1611
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Human resource management en_ZA
dc.subject Employee performance en_ZA
dc.subject Organisational goals en_ZA
dc.subject Public-sector dynamics en_ZA
dc.subject Soft HRM en_ZA
dc.title Anchoring human resource management to sustain employee performance at Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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