FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE OF CASUAL EMPLOYEES IN THECOUNTY GOVERNMENT: CASE OF VIHIGA COUNTYNAME: BRANICE ADISA SAVAADMISSION NUMBER: BBAM/DIST /4811/15BACHELOR OF BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIESDEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIESDISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMMETASK : CAT 2
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTI am most grateful to the almighty God for the good health throughout my studies and for seeingme through this research work.
ABSTRACTThe aim of the study is to establish the factors affecting performance of casual employees in the county government of vihiga. The study objective will be to identify how remuneration, job security, recognition and nature of work affect casual employees in the county government leading to poor performance. Descriptive research design is to be employed in the study. For sample design, stratified randomsampling will be used where a sample of 45 respondents will be selected from a target populationof 150 respondents.Data will be collected from the respondents by the use of both structured and semi-structuredquestionnaires. A pilot study will be undertaken to pretest the questionnaires for validity andreliability. Data will be analyzed by Microsoft excel and presented using tables, percentages,graphs and charts.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONSU.S.United StatesU.S.AUnited States of AmericaU.K.United KingdomOHSOccupational Health SafetySPSSStatistical Package for Social SciencesOCQOrganizational Commitment Questionnaire TWATheory of Work AdjustmentMCA Member of the County AssemblyMP Member of ParliamentGVN GovernorH.E His Excellency
CHAPTER ONE1.0: Introduction of the StudyCasual employees are employees who do not have regular or systematic working hours, the studytopic focuses on the factors affecting the performance of casual employees in the countygovernment. The high level of unemployment and seasonality of the labor requirement makecasual labor (paid per day) a better option to most people as compared to salaried, long termemployment where the employees are paid every month. This chapter will focus on backgroundof the study, statement of research problems, objectives of the study, research questions,significance, assumptions, limitations, delimitations and the scope of the study.1.1: Background to the studyAccording to Randall and Sim (2013), management of people at the work place is an integralpart of the management process. To understand the critical importance of people in theorganization is to recognize that human element and the organization are synonymous. A well-managed organization usually sees an average worker as the route source of quality andproductivity gains. Such organizations do not look to capital investment, but to employees, as thefundamental source of improvement (Randall & Sim, 2013).