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Title: Employee appraisal and staff performance: experiences from Tunduru District Council, Tanzania.
Authors: Ali, Abass Twaha
Oketch, Chrisostom
Keywords: Employee appraisal
Local Government
Staff performance
Organizational efficiency
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Kampala International University.College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Series/Report no.: KIU Journal of Social Sciences;2(1): 77–93;
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to establish the effect of employee appraisal on staff performance in Tunduru District Council, Tanzania. The study was guided by three specific objectives: (i) to examine the extent of employee appraisal in Tunduru District Council, (ii) to analyze the extent of staff performance in Tunduru District Council, and (iii) to examine the relationship between employee appraisal and staff performance in Tunduru District Council. The research employed descriptive survey design in its methodology. Questionnaires were used in data collection from a sample of 159 derived from a population of 256 using Kreijice and Morgan Table. Simple random sampling technique was used in selected of the samples. From the findings, employees appraisal was high with an overall mean of (3.06) which on the liker scale indicate that Tunduru District Council is doing well in appraising their employees; the level of staff performance was also ranked high (overall mean = 2.93); and a positive and significant relationship between the variables correlated. The study concluded that well developed and implemented appraisals need to be upheld by all organizations so as to have an inventory of their human resource strengths and weaknesses in their day to day operations. Since appraisal becomes instrumental in helping organizations improve their staff performance which in turn leads to greater organizational efficiency and effectiveness. The study recommends among others that Tunduru District Council should implement Public Service standing Order of 2009 in appraising the behaviors of their employees and giving an opportunity to workers to always have ―a say‖ in their appraisal
Description: The article is available full text.
ISSN: 1996-9023
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