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Title: Assessing the Impact of HIV/ AIDS on Employees' Performance: A Case Study of Kasanga Primary Health Care in Kasese District – Uganda
Authors: Margaret P, Mwandu
Keywords: HIV/ AIDS on Employees' Performance
Kasese District – Uganda
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University, bachelors degree in Human resource management
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to identify the number of people grampling with sickness due to HIV/AIDS related diseases and look for strategies to enhance increase psychosocial support to mitigate spread and the impact of the scourge to employees. further still was to enhance HIV/AIDS policy for its staff/employees, although precautions are taken at work to minimize the rise of HIV infection that hinder employees' performance at the work place. The study was conducted to 50 respondents which constituted into thirty workers, ten local leaders and ten HIV/AIDS clients at Kasanga PHC in Kasese District - Western Uganda, where the problem was cited. During the study, the researcher revealed that it is true HIV/AIDS pandemic triggers absenteeism, stress, depression, low morale, low commitment, stigma, labour turnover, inferiority complex to both infected and non infected employees which eventually hinder employees' performance at workplace. However, the research clarified that if the intervening variables are realized for instance provision of HIV/AIDS awareness programs, better and professional counseling services, free VCT, accessibility of quality ARVs (like Alluvia, Truvada, Nevirapine and Efavirenz), provision of condoms at workplace, presence and observance of the HIV policy, massive campaign and sensitization programs about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other employees' welfare services for instance food, transport, social and recreational facilities etc, will help to cool down the situation and enhance better performance to employees at workplace. Argument, the research revealed that it is not only HIV/AIDS pandemic hinders employees' performance in the organization. In fact, there are other factors and these proved to have similar negative impacts like of HIV/AIDS pandemic. These factors are: poor managerial roles (planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling, budgeting, interpersonal roles, informational roles and decisional roles), poor work conditions (physical condition, work space designing, illumination, noise, music, temperature and humidity), unfair labour practice (poor payment, unequal employment opportunity, promotion, etc), poor communication (upward to downward and downward to upward and horizontal), Unclear policies, Rules and procedures (Contracts, terms and conditions of employment), poor motivation (employees development, fringe benefits, employees' welfare services etc), lack of knowledge and skills etc. However, this justified that an organization can prosper when the above factors are realized rather than the influence of HIV/AIDS clients employed in an organization. For instance, having good managerial roles (planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling, budgeting, interpersonal roles, informational roles and decisional roles), good work conditions (physical condition, work space designing, illumination, noise, music, temperature and humidity), fair labour practice (good Vil payment, equal employment opportunity, promotion etc), good communication (upward to downward and downward to up and horizontal), clear policies, rules and procedures (contracts, terms and conditions of employment) and good motivation (employees development, fringe benefits, availability of good employees' welfare services etc). Lastly, I recommend that this research report will provide you with knowledge, skills, techniques and insights that will improve the way you approach and carry out further studies about HIV/AIDS.
Description: A Research Report Submitted In Partial Fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor of Human Resource Management Kampala International University School of Business and Management
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/8850
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