The influence of human resource practices on employee attitude
With the many service delivery protests taking place all over the country and sometimes becoming violent, the researcher is interested in determining the influence of the human resource practices on employees’ attitudes and hence the performance of the organization. The study aims to determine the influence that human resource management practices have on employee attitudes. The study will focus on commitment, job satisfaction, motivation and intention to stay as outcomes of the change in employees’ attitudes. The study was conducted via a quantitative questionnaire survey at a metropolitan municipality. A total of 91 employees responded. Exploratory factor analysis was used to reduce the number of variables to consider taking into consideration latent factors. The analysis of the data was done in two parts a descriptive statistics part and correlational statistics. The results of the study the employees are not motivated and they intend leaving the organization. Correlational analysis indicated very low correlation in the variables that were considered. Therefore, confirming the outcome from the descriptive statistics that the employees are not satisfied. More research will have to be conducted to determine the cause of the dissatisfaction. That could be done via a qualitative or mixed (quantitative and qualitative) research.