Career development practices among commercial banks in Kenya
Career development practices are core function of human resource management which develops the short and long term capacity of employees. This research was carry out through key staff of the human resource department by completing a comprehensive questionnaire, and making specific recommendation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of employees performance as it relates to career development practices among commercial bank in Kenya. This research work took in to consideration all elements of career development practices as a competitive advantage as it relates to human resource management function. The objective of the study was to determine the career development practices among commercial bank in Kenya. The study adopted a cross sectional census design and primary data was collected using questionnaire. Data was collected through a questionnaire from head of Human resources department of each of the 43 commercial bank, and 39 questionnaires were successfully returned. The data was analyzed using frequency, percentages, measure of central tendency (mean) and measure of variation (standard deviation)The study established that there are several career development practices that are evident among commercial banks in Kenya. These practices include: Existence of career growth information for employees, treating career development as a core HR function, practicing career counseling, incorporating career growth into the appraisal process, encouraging employees to pursue higher education as a way of uplifting skills, training program and undertaking of professional programs by employees to assist them achieve career objectives.