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Title: A critical investigation and performance management in the import and export industry in Cape Town, South Africa
Authors: George, Romy Leigh 
Keywords: Human resource management -- South Africa;Personnel management -- South Africa;Recruiting -- Personnel management -- Cape Town (South Africa);Performance evaluation of employees -- Export trade -- Cape Town (South Africa);Performance evaluation of employees -- Import trade -- Cape Town (South Africa);Import trade -- Cape Town (South Africa);Export trade -- Cape Town (South Africa)
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Abstract: This study sought to gain a better understanding of the recruitment and performance management functions in the import and export industry in Cape Town, South Africa. While many studies have been conducted on recruitment and performance management, there is a paucity of research on these two functions within the industry. Recruitment and performance management are vital human capital and human resource (HR) functions that play a crucial role in guaranteeing an organisation’s ability to achieve its business strategy. Furthermore, studies have shown that in recent years, performance management has become intrinsic to most organisations. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop awareness relating to the importance of the recruitment and performance management functions, among all levels of management. The research comprised five phases of data collection from 151 randomly selected respondents. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to gain insight into how these two functions were executed within the industry under investigation. Thereafter a performance management module was developed and implemented, and the questionnaire was redistributed after six months. The results support the view that the functions of recruitment and performance management are poorly managed within the industry. Furthermore, the intervention of the performance management module indicates that interaction with employees relating to individual performance enhances both their work performance and general awareness of inter-personal and organisational issues. The findings from this research suggest that recruitment and performance management are essential HR practices often overlooked in an environment that is random and extremely demanding. Disregard of these practices, especially performance management, has proved to have a negative impact on employee job performance. It is therefore recommended that organisations follow processes and invest in such programmes, not only to achieve their organisational goals, but also to develop and enhance employee performance. This study has specific and important implications for the import and export industry in Cape Town, substantiating the researcher’s premise that effective recruitment and performance management can improve and facilitate the management of the industry’s employees.
Description: Thesis (DTech (Human Resource Management))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2014
Appears in Collections:Human Resource Management - Doctoral Degrees

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198033680_George_Romy_dtech_bis_2014.pdfThesis3.17 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
TETA Approval.pdfSupporting Document 0130.71 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Questionnaire.pdfQuestionnaire263.89 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Preparing for the Performance Appraisal(Addendum).pdfSupporting Document 02156.3 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Pilot Study .pdfPilot Study212.3 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Performance Management Programme.pdfSupporting Document 03234.14 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
How to Interview Successfully(Addendum).pdfSupporting Document 04257.79 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
131121121338_0001.pdfEthical Approval254.41 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
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