Adoption of best human resource management practices among private secondary schools in Kisumu county, Kenya
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Adoption of best practices in human resource management among private secondary schools in Kisumu County, Kenya is a study that was conceived out of the realization that many Kenyans especially those in Kisumu County are craving for high quality education for their children. This issue of quality has seen parents in the County turn to private secondary schools as their schools of choice largely due to the fact that inadequate funding by the state has militated against quality in the public schools. Best practices in human resource management are many and the correct combination that each 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 their best will spur the performance of the organization. The objective of the study was to establish the extent to which private secondary schools in Kisumu County have adopted best human resource management practices. Cross sectional descriptive survey design was used to conduct the study. Data collection and analysis was done by means of semi structured questionnaire and descriptive statistics respectively. The findings revealed that private secondary schools in Kisumu County have adopted different best practices in human resource management at varying degrees and where the practices have not been adopted; the study recommends that such practices be enhanced and strengthened to help improve staff performance. The researcher also recommends that further studies be carried out on influence of best practices in human resource management on academic performance of private secondary schools in Kisumu County.