THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: A STUDY OF SELECTED EDUCATIONAL TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA

GONTUR SILAS, PAUL DUNG GADI

Abstract


Organizational culture is viewed as shared value, beliefs, and norms that influence the way employees think, feel and behave in the workplace. The study was designed to examine the relationship between organizational culture and human resource management practices of tertiary educational institutions in Plateau State. The study employs the use of survey
research method and sample of nine tertiary educational institutions were selected. A structured questionnaire administered to 120 respondents and 108 were duly filled and returned. The data of the study were analyzed using simple percentage and descriptive statistical techniques. The hypotheses of the study were tested using linear regression method and Spearman Rank Order Correlation, using SPSS version 20. We found that there is a significant relationship between organizational culture and human resource practices of training and development and performance management. The study concludes that organizational culture is an important factor in shaping human resource practices of employees of the selected higher educational institutions in Plateau State. Based on these
findings, the study recommends that management of these institutions should create a unique culture for their organization; they should consciously map out key cultural elements of their human resource management functions; the leaders of these organizations should adequately monitor their staff according to the intention of certain cultural practices and managers of these institutions should create more training opportunities for their employees.

Keywords


Organizational Culture, Human Resource Management, Employees Performance, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection.

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