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Perceptions of the Human Resource Management Function among Professionals: A Ghanaian Study

Author(s): Daniel F. Ofori | Victoria Sekyere-Abankwa | Davida B. Borquaye

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 7;
Issue: 5;
Date: 2012;
Original page

The purpose of the study was to determine the perceptions of the HR function among professionals in Ghanaianorganizations. The study employed a survey methodology using both qualitative and quantitative methods in theanalysis of data collected from three hundred (300) respondents. A perception index was developed to measurethe respondents’ perceived relevance of the HR function in their organizations. The results from the studyrevealed that respondents ranked the recruitment of qualified personnel; training and development; and theretention of qualified staff as the most important functions of HRM. It also revealed that the perceived relevanceof the HR function is influenced by age, job position, being denied assistance, and being sidelined forrecognition. This study offers valuable insights into the perceptions of Ghanaian professionals on the relevanceof the HR function and its contribution to organizations.
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