Adoption of best practices in human resource management among security firms in Kisumu city
Ombogo, John O
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Adoption of best practices in human resource management among security firms in Kisumu city is a study area that was conceived from the increasing popularity of security firms as major employers and business units in the city of Kisumu. Indeed for every successful business in the city there is a security firm attached to keep vigil. Best practices in human resource management are many and the correct combination that each business organization can use to optimize the use of their human resource is not clear Boxall and Purcell, (2003). However in each functional area there are activities which if practiced at there best will spur the performance of the organization. The objective of the study is to establish the extent of adoption of best practices in human resource management among security firms in Kisumu city; therefore the findings of are confirmation that indeed security firms have adopted various practices in human resource management in varying degrees; and where there is deficiency the researcher has recommended that such practices be enhanced to help security firms to control staff tum over and help build cultures that are good and sustainable a cross all security firms. The study adopted a descriptive study design. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics mainly the mean and percentages. The findings, discussions and conclusions have indeed exposed the need for security firms in Kisumu city to put in place human resource departments and more important. Each firms needs to invest in people management practices and vary them from time to time to suit the changing customer requirements and the ever changing security situation in the city.
University of Nairobi, Kenya