The extent of application of human resource development and knowledge management at Karatina University
This study presents findings on the extent of application of human resource development in knowledge management at Karatina University. The analysis was done using content analysis. The data was obtained from Senior management of Karatina university. The findings indicate that the University has applied the practice of human resource development in knowledge management. The university practices the application of human resource development in knowledge management in two categories academic section and non academic, in the academic section the staff attend seminars and conferences to enhance their teaching skills, senior lecturers are sponsored in terms of monetary to buy the research equipments and to pay the research assistants. Also in the academic section there is a requirement that members of publish papers and circulate to departmental members where they belong, however the university has not created the environment in terms of infrastructure so that the published work can be shared by the university at large.In the non academic section the university does training needs analysis for and the relevant training to the staff is done, there is effective job rotation, employees are compensated per their academic qualifications, there a requirement staff upgrade their skills after they are promoted to higher job groups, staff appraisal is done and if one scores certain grade is awarded a promotion or credential increment, however there no structured systems to resolve disputes among employees. Also the research found that there is horizontal and vertical channels at all levels in the university. The research also found that there was no reward recognition system in place. The research also found that there is rotation in seminar attendance for all categories of staff.