The Effect of Bundles of Strategic Human Resource Management Pratices on Employee Performance Of Geothermal Development Company in Nakuru County,Kenya
The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of performance appraisal on employee performance of a geothermal development company in Nakuru County, Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research study. The target population of the study was 1097 employees which comprised 79 top-level employees and 351 middle-level employees and 667 lower-level employees from 17 departments in GDC Nakuru County. The study used Nassiuma’s (2000) formula to get a sample size of 100. The study further adopted a stratified random sampling from which the sample was allocated to various categories according to their relative sizes. The study collected primary data using questionnaires. The questionnaire included both open and closed-ended questions. The pilot study was carried out in Kenya Pipeline Company Nakuru County to assess the effectiveness of the data collection instruments before venturing fully into data collection. This consisted of 11 employees representing 10% of the sample size. The piloted questionnaires were not included in the main study. Cronbach's Alpha was used to determine internal consistency technique. During this initial visit, the researcher explained the purpose of the study to the senior manager in charge of the geothermal development firm in Nakuru County and arranged for data collection. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24 was used to evaluate qualitative data. In this study. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The findings revealed that there is a strong significant positive relationship between performance appraisal and employee performance in Geothermal Development Company (r=0.547 and p<0.05). The study concluded that there is a statistically significant relationship between performance appraisal and employee performance in Geothermal Development Company. From the conclusion the researcher recommended that Geothermal Development Company should strictly adhere to performance appraisal results to ensure employees are rewarded and promoted based on performance appraisal results.