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Assessing the Effects of Job Description on Employees’ Performance: The case of University College of Management Studies (UCOMS)


The study investigates the effects of job description on employee performance at University College of Management Studies (UCOMS). The stratified random sampling technique was used to gather data from 38 respondents who were staff of the University. The Statistical Package for Social Science (v 21) was used for data analysis. The study revealed a significant effect of job description on employee performance. Also, the study’s findings demonstrated that the staff of UCOMS has been provided with appointment letters with clear job descriptions. The job descriptions components at UCOMS were: job identification, immediate boss to report to in the various departments of employees, reporting time and closing time, number of leave days to vacation, issues of medicals, utility bill and transportation as well as remuneration package. On the bases of the findings, the study recommends management of UCOMS should as a matter of concern continues to provide appointment letters with unambiguous job description to its staff to enhance employees’ performance. The job description should not be static but should be updated as and when necessary. Also, major components such as: roles, duties, job identification, remuneration, line of reporting, reporting time to work and closing, severance package, traveling, utility, medical package. number of leave days to vacation, among others should be embedded in the job description.

Keywords: employee performance UCOMS, job description

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