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Article Published In Vol.5 (Nov-Dec-2017)

Effect of Organizational Factors on the Relationship between Workforce Diversity and Organizational Performance in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya

Author : Regina Jepkeu Kirop

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County governments face many challenges when dealing with workforce diversity and this prevented them from developing and employing diverse workforce to work with them. Performance of County Governments has largely been affected by organizational factors. County Governments are facing challenges when dealing with organizational factors in their organizations especially the organizational environment and organizational culture. So far there is still limited information as regards to organizational factors in many organizations. The objective of the study was to establish the extent to which organizational factors affects the relationship between workforce diversity and organizational performance of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. The study used descriptive research design. The study location was in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya which is located in former Rift Valley Province in Northern part of it and the population consisted of 2,155 employees of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. The sample size was 400 employees. The sample was chosen through simple random sampling. The response rate of the study was 84.3% of the realized target. Reliability of the results was determined by the test-retest approach. Validity of the research instruments was established by using Elgeyo Marakwet County. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The hypothesis was tested using simple linear regression at 95% confidence level. The study revealed that age diversity has a positive effect on organizational performance of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya.

Keywords: workforce diversity, organizational factors, organization performance

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