Human resource development practices adopted by private secondary schools in Kisumu East District
Human resource development is a continuous process as the environment under which business organizations has to operate changes from time to time. Companies are paying increasing attention to human resource development practices in order to harmonize their corporate aims with the ambitions of their employees. The aim of this study was to establish the human resource development practices adopted by private secondary schools in Kisumu East District. The study adopted a descriptive census survey design. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics; mean and percentages. Semi-structured questionnaires were used to collect primary data from the respondents who were the school principals, deputy principal and teachers and secondary data was sourced from the institutions library. The study revealed that employees are sponsored by their schools to undertake training and development opportunities. From the study it was found out that private secondary schools in Kisumu East District have adopted career development by prioritizing internal appointments and promotions for the academic staff who have successfully completed further studies. It was concluded that each private secondary school needs to invest in people management practices and vary them from time to time to suit the changing customer requirements. It was recommended that everyone in the organization should be encouraged and given the opportunity to learn - to develop their skills and knowledge to the maximum of their capacity. Finally it was suggested that to provide a better understanding of education in the private sector, a similar study be carried out in the primary school sector and private tertiary institutions to come up with a holistic generalization on human resource development practices in the private education sector.