Perceived effects of hiv/aids on performance in the tea factories in Bomet County- Kenya
Wellbeing of the mental and physical health of human capital in any business concern is of utmost importance. HIV and AIDS has been a major problem in the current world of human health. HIV and AIDS has had an impact on productivity of various industrial sectors. This study evaluated the effects of HIV and AIDS in the tea sector in Bomet. The main objective of the study was to find out the effects that HIV and AIDS has had on performance of the 5 tea factories in Bomet County. The study sampled 51 personnel in the management level of the 5 tea factories in Bomet County. This was 50 % of the target population of the study. Management was selected because they understand the issues concerning employee health. The research used stratified random sampling to get the study sample. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from the respondents. The questionnaires were administered in hard copy and collected after two days. This ensured that there was a high response rate of the sampled population. The questionnaire tested several variables that were affected by HIV and AIDS among employees. HIV and AIDS caused the rate of absenteeism to goo high in an organization. The least affected of variables was customer satisfaction. There was no positive correlation between HIV and AIDS and customer satisfaction. Programs meant to help the employees suffering from HIV and AIDS had not been in place until five years ago. The study recommended that organizations look into ways of helping infected employees cope with their condition of HIV and AIDS. It was further recommended that organizations improve ways of treating employees who are affected by HIV and AIDS.