Assessments of Strategic Human Resource Management Practices In Ethiopian Private Banking Sector

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Addis Ababa University


This study seeks to assess the strategic human resources management practices of Ethiopian private commercial banks. The study adopts a probabilistic research method approach. Specifically, the study adopted the survey method using a population of seven banks and 7,308 employees. The head office of each bank was purposively sampled. A sample of 314 employees was selected using stratified random sampling. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires and interviews. Data analysis involved statistical computations for averages, percentages, and standard deviation analysis. Statistical computer software (SPSS and MS Excel) were used in data analysis. From the study, it was found that the overall strategic human resource practices in private commercial banks were perceived positively. However, training and development as well as integration of HRM practices with corporate strategy were perceived negatively. From the study, it is concluded that there is a positive perception of overall strategic human resource management practices in private commercial banks. Training programs, participative work settings, impartial recruitment and incentive arrangements provide proper motivation and combine to enhance organizational goals’ achievement in terms of market share and profitability. It is recommended that private commercial banks should develop and document human resource management strategies that are linked with the overall banks strategy. Key Words: Strategic Human Resource Management, Private Commercial Banks



Strategic Human Resource Management, Private Commercial Banks