Recruitment practices, job satisfaction and employee retention in the Kenyan manufacturing sector
This study was a survey whose objective was to determine the relationship between recruitment practices, job satisfaction and employee retention in the Kenyan manufacturing sector. The data was collected using questionnaires that had 4 sections A – D. Section A (on biographical data) and section C ( 0n job satisfaction) was completed by all respondents in low levels and middle levels of management. Section B (on recruitment and selection) and section D (on job retention) was filled in by Human Resource Managers or any senior officer in charge of HR. The data was them analyzed using descriptive statistics that include mean, frequencies, percentages and standard deviation. Pearson‟s Product Moment correlation was also used to test the relationship among the key variables of study. From the study it was established that of all the recruitment and selection methods tested all of them were being used by all the companies, but interviews stood out as the most common used method while medical examination was least preferred. The survey results revealed that majority of employees were satisfied with their jobs However, the levels of satisfaction was different amongst individuals . The results further showed that there was weak relationship between recruitment practices and job satisfaction (rxy = 0.2) and recruitment practices and job retention ( rxz = 0.3) was also established that there is weak re. On the other hand this research pointed out that there is high employee turnover within the first 2 years of employment 7.3% and 8.1% respectively. This, therefore, showed a strong positive relationship between job satisfaction and job retention, and ( ryz = 0.7) . In her conclusion the researcher outlines recommendations for effective implementation of job satisfaction indicators. The researcher also recognizes the limitations of the study and suggests areas of further research.