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The role of performance appraisal in strategic human resources management in public libraries in Botswana.

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dc.contributor.advisor Terblanche, Fransie en Jain, Priti en 2009-08-25T11:04:12Z 2009-08-25T11:04:12Z 2009-08-25T11:04:12Z 2004-03-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Jain, Priti (2009) The role of performance appraisal in strategic human resources management in public libraries in Botswana., University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the research was to recommend a model for strategic human resource management through an effective staff performance appraisal system in Botswana public libraries. Performance appraisal is not a new concept; however the evolution of performance appraisal tools and techniques has been slow compared to that of other management fields. This discrepancy is now being realised; organisations are starting to acknowledge the importance of comprehensive, regular appraisal of staff as part of an effective human resource management policy. Human resources are a scarce and valuable tool in any organisation and it is mainly through performance appraisal that they can be developed and maintained, to ensure organisational success. The theory underlying strategic human resource management and performance management has been studied. Empirical research through a questionnaire was carried out in 23 public libraries. From these it was possible to develop a model entitled "A recommended strategic human resource management model". From empirical investigation the main critical qualities for efficient public library services were revealed as enthusiasm; positive attitude; innovative thinking; capability and commitment; critical competencies as expertise; team-building; and leadership; critical external factors as external environment; global competition; shrinking budget; changing library customers and employees' needs and information technology; strategic management issues organisational culture; transformational leadership; employee recognition and reward systems; performance measurement system; productivity improvement; and customer orientation; critical staff issues as sense of purpose and achievement; feeling of self-worth; job-security; recognition; status; career development; and salary; motivational factors as effective communication; job satisfaction; delegation of authority; clear job description; performance feedback; conducive working environment; human resource strategy issues as motivation building among staff;continuous education and development; generating competitive advantage through human resources; and alignment of human resource strategy with strategic management plan. The study recommends a strategic human resource management model for libraries along with: conducive working environment; adequate IT infrastructure to store, organise and retrieve information; staff training for excellent customer service; objective, reward based staff appraisal; performance feedback; performance appraisal should be aligned with staff selection, library mission, staff motivation and promotion in order to use it strategically; and human resource strategy should be developed immediately. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xxi, 314 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Public library resources en
dc.subject Strategic human resource en
dc.subject Human resource management en
dc.subject Staff performance appraisal en
dc.subject Human resource utilisation
dc.subject Human resource strategy
dc.subject Human resource development
dc.subject Management
dc.subject Conducive working environment
dc.subject Library staff competencies
dc.subject Library staff motivation
dc.subject Career planning
dc.subject Career development
dc.subject Career path
dc.subject.ddc 023.2096883
dc.subject.lcsh Public librarians -- Rating of -- Botswana
dc.subject.lcsh Public libraries -- Botswana -- Personnel management
dc.subject.lcsh Career development -- Botswana
dc.title The role of performance appraisal in strategic human resources management in public libraries in Botswana. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Information Science en D. Litt. et Phil. (Information Science) en

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