Effect of Human Resource Management Practices on the Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Kaduna State

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Joseph, Alexander Onyilo
Ja’afar, Yusuf
Bara, Anthony Y.
Kwada, Clement
Atiku, Saidu


This study examined the effect of human resource management practices on the growth of small and medium scale enterprises in Kaduna state. The study employed descriptive survey design while primary data was used through the administration of structured questionnaire as the source and method of data collection for the study respectively. The population of the study comprises of one hundred and fifty (150) staff from the various SMEs in Kaduna state. The adjusted sample size of the study was computed to be 120 participants using Taro Yamane formula for sample size computation through the use of census as the sampling technique of the study. The data obtained from the respondents were presented using frequency tables, percentages and linear regression (Pearson Correlation). The findings from the study revealed that the independent variables proxied by recruitment and selection, training and development, motivation and remuneration jointly have significant effects on the growth of SMEs in Kaduna State. It is therefore, concluded that human resource management practices is a good driver of SMEs growth in Kaduna State. Therefore, it is recommended that employees who offer the same level of inputs with respect to skills, efforts, qualifications, experience, should be entitled to equitable outcomes in terms of pay, promotion, job security, and opportunity for advancement. Most importantly, additional inputs and outstanding performance should entitle an employee to additional rewards. This study underscores the need for government at all levels as well as the Non-Governmental Organizations to come up with a blue-prints designed at empowering the Small and Medium Scale Business Enterprises in terms of survival funds, recruitment, training, remuneration, and overall human resource management practices with a view to drastically unemployment among youths in Kaduna State, and Nigeria at large.

Keywords: Financial Performance, Human Resources, Recruitment & Selection, SMES, Kaduna State

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Effect of Human Resource Management Practices on the Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Kaduna State. (2024). African Journal of Management and Business Research, 15(1), 240-260. https://doi.org/10.62154/1dsj7z61

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Joseph, Alexander Onyilo, Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye.

Department of Public Administration,

School of Consultancy, Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye.

Ja’afar, Yusuf, Federal University of Kashere (FUK), Gombe State Nigeria.

Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences,

Federal University of Kashere (FUK), Gombe State Nigeria.

Bara, Anthony Y., Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye.

Department of Public Administration, School of Consultancy,

Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye.

Kwada, Clement, Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye.

Department of Public Administration, School of Consultancy,

Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye.

Atiku, Saidu, Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye.

Department of Public Administration, School of Consultancy,

Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA), Ganye

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