Career Development and Employee Performance in Public Sector Organizations in Tanzania: A Case of Kondoa District Council

Norbert Peter Nyoni *

Department of Business Management, Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA), P.O. Box 2798, Arusha, Tanzania.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study aimed to make a thoroughly analysis of the two research variables of Career Development and Employee Performance within the context of Kondoa District Council which is located in the city of Dodoma in Tanzania. The research involved an exploration of HR or Career Development Practices employed within the council and an examination of their real Outcomes in relation to Employee Performance and then generalize the findings in the whole public sector organizations in Tanzania. A mixed-method research approach was utilized with a Case Study Design. The study encompassed the 2 human Resource Managers, 10 Department Heads, 22 Stakeholders and 80 Common Employees as its target population, and hence 57 individuals were included in the sample. Data was collected through questionnaires and interviews, which underwent validation and reliability checks. Quantitative data were analyzed Descriptive statistics simplified by using SPSS, while qualitative data were subjected to thematic analysis. Ethical considerations were rigorously upheld throughout the study. The findings revealed that the majority of employees acknowledged the importance of training opportunities and perceived training programs as valuable for enhancing their job-related knowledge and skills. The problem that exists is that the management does not implement effectively the Career Development programs in Kondoa District Council to the extent that some of the employees have ignored the importance of this crucial H.R practice called Career Development. The study concludes that Career Development programs initiatives have a positive impact on employee performance, fostering increased job performance, commitment, efficiency, and competence. Therefore, to maximize the benefits of Career Development programs, the study recommends that it is vital to promote a culture of continuous learning and development within the organization and increasing budgetary support for implementation of the public sector organizations. Additionally, streamlining and harmonizing Training and Development Policies and all other regulations related to Career Development. The management must foster high motivation to employees when they present their career planning. Finally, public sector is advised to mitigate bureaucratic contradictions and create an environment conducive to Career Development programs initiatives.

Keywords: Career development, performance, organizations, employee performance, public sector


How to Cite

Nyoni, Norbert Peter. 2024. “Career Development and Employee Performance in Public Sector Organizations in Tanzania: A Case of Kondoa District Council”. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics 21 (7):110-28. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajsse/2024/v21i7849.

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