Human resources planning strategies implemented by the service institutions in improving employees’ competencies

  • Njabulo Khumalo


A need for the public sector to invest on human resource planning (HRP). HRP strategies look at the organisational long term goals by having the required people who have the right skills to be placed in the right positions. The aim was to identify the strategies of the HRP that has been implemented by the public service institutions in improving employees’ competencies. HRP studies has been conducted in the private sector in other countries however, there is a scarcity on information about HRP strategies in the public sector especially in South African context. Motivation of the study was more based on investigating if public sector do implement HRP strategies as it deliver desired results in the private sector. Quantitative method was adopted in its collection of data from fourth-five employees who responded in a questionnaire. The result was analysed using SPPS version 24. Results revealed that there are strategies that has already been implemented by the service institutions of the municipality such as graduate programmes, training and development, motivation and opportunities to develop employees. Study recommends the municipality to look at its promotional strategies. Information gathered can be used by managers and officials to understand the strategies that are fundamental to improve employees’ competencies and the aspect that need to be given attention. The study extends HRP discourse by assessing the importance of HRP implementation in the public sector within the South African context.


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