The Effect of Performance Appraisal Strategies on Employee Performance in IEBC Nyanza Central and South Region, Kenya

Isaiah Nyaega Misonge *

Master of Business Administration, Mount Kenya university, Kenya.

Robert Obuba

School of Business and Economics, Mount Kenya University, Kenya.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Performance appraisal at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission’s staff remains a challenge. Due to poor administration and supervision of the performance contracts, employees have developed negative perception and reduced morale to embrace performance contracts. This affects negatively on work performance. The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of performance appraisal on the performance of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission staff in Nyanza Central and South Region, Kenya. The study adopted McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y. The study was modeled on a case study design. The population of study consisted of the 100 employees working under the arrangement of performance appraisal in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Nyanza Central and South Regions. Instruments of data collection were questionnaires and interview schedule. Descriptive analysis was done to study distributions of variables in terms of means and standard deviation, while correlation analysis was used to show the direction and strength of the independent variables. Data which was collected was analyzed both descriptively and in correlation analysis. Data was presented using percentages, graphs and charts. The study anticipated that its findings would help build in the body of knowledge. The study found that performance appraisals impact employee performance in the IEBC Nyanza Central and South Region, Kenya. The study recommends that the IEBC in Kenya, in partnership with the IRA, should revise their performance appraisal policy to better support employees. The IEBC should incorporate effective reward management into their personal rewards. Furthermore, the IEBC in Kenya should enhance their training programs to include academic support and develop a comprehensive career development policy.

Keywords: Appraisal, strategies, performance, McGregor’s theory, management monitoring, public institutions


How to Cite

Misonge, Isaiah Nyaega, and Robert Obuba. 2024. “The Effect of Performance Appraisal Strategies on Employee Performance in IEBC Nyanza Central and South Region, Kenya”. Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting 24 (7):303-16. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajeba/2024/v24i71411.

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