Impact of Human Resources Management Practices on Employees Attitudes Towards Early Retirement: A Case Study of Gaza Electricity Distribution Corporation
This paper aimed to study the impact of human resources management practices on employees’ attitudes towards early retirement in Gaza electricity Distribution Corporation in Palestine. The research surveyed the employees who have been working for 10 years and more. Number of respondents was 390. Study sample 194. A total of 225 questionnaires were distributed, and 191 valid questionnaires were collected with response rate of 84.9%. The research followed the analytical descriptive methodology approach. Data analysis was done by using SPSS. The most important findings of the research results showed that GEDCo employees with a percentage 62.51 % have attitudes towards early retirement due to the effect of HRM practices. Consequently, it could be confirmed human resources management practices affect employees’ attitudes towards early retirement in Gaza Electricity Distribution Corporation (GEDCo. Findings also showed that plans and training programs in GEDCo 76.44 % are weak and not effective. Moreover, employees showed that training process in the organization is based on discrimination, this contributed to push them to think of early retirement. Large number of employees 70.95% confirmed that their incomes are not suitable for what they give of efforts. Moreover, most of them indicated that their salaries are not enough to meet the basic needs for life; this actually pushed them to think of early retirement. GEDCo's performance appraisal technique, according to 65.70% of employees, is unprofessional since it does not provide complete feedback and does not assist employees in understanding problems.; it is not attended by incentives and rewards; these reasons increased their attitudes towards early retirement.
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