Analysis of Talent Management Practices and Employee Engagement Among Commercial Banks in Nairobi County, Kenya
In the modern world, candid discussions have been ongoing as regards to the management of employees. In line with this, talent management practices are an imperative factors in driving forward the organization as well as influence employee engagement. Consequently, the study’s main objective was directed at examination of the relationship between talent management and employee engagement of commercial banks in Kenya’s Nairobi County. Hertzberg theory form the basis of conceptualization of the study variables. Bothe positivist and descriptive research design steered the study. Structured questionnaires were self-administered to a sample size of 354 respondents derived from 3,098 targeted population. In regards to data analysis, factor and regression analysis were conducted. The coefficient for the outcome was positive (β=.541) and significant at 5 percent level (p<.05). This means that talent management practices influenced employee engagement. The study concluded that commercials banks need to prudently ponder which talent management practices to put emphasis on in order to rally employee engagement. From the findings, it is recommended that commercial banks could highlight on developing talent, create a positive work environment, alignment of employees' skills and capabilities with their roles and responsibilities and use of data-driven approaches for effective talent management practices, employee engagement and identification of areas for improvement. Future comparative studies could be conducted over and above incorporating of other measurement items, key variables given that the study assessed the direct effects.
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