Selection Practices and Organizational Performance Case Study: Mukwano Group of Companies Lira Oilmanufacturing Plant
Author: OYUKU EMMANUEL
Supervisor: Jacinta Bwegyeme Kobusingye
The study assessed the relationship between selection practices and organizational performance in Mukwano group of companiesí Lira oil manufacturing plant. It majorly focused on finding out whether background and reference checks, selection tests, and employment interviews affects organizational performance.
The case study research design was used. A purposive sampling was used to select 44 respondents employed at Mukwano group of companies Lira. Data was collected using a questionnaire and analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Scientist (SPSS). The objectives of the study were achieved using descriptive statistics such as frequency tables and graphs/charts.
The study findings revealed that selection tests have significant influence on organizational performance. Selection tests are effective and efficient when it comes to organizational performance and it also determines personnel job fit. The study found out that employment interviews are not more effective as compared to other selection methods since it is subjected to biasness making it unreliable. However, the study found out that background and reference checks does not significantly affect organizational performance.
Based on the study findings, it can be concluded that there is a strong relationship between selection practices and organizational performance. Selection method such as selection tests have significant influence on organizational performance. It is therefore, recommended that managers understand the objectives, policies and practices used for selection of the employees if good organizational performance is to be realized.