Study on Human Resource Management Practices on Job Performance: With Special Reference to University Libraries in Sri Lanka


  • S. Shanmugathasan Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
  • A. Thirunavukkarasu Former University Librarian, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India



Human Resource Management Practices, Job Performance, University Libraries


Human resources are the important assets of the organization to achieve its goals and objectives. To achieve overall operations, Human Resource Management Practices have become major role in the working area. The objective of the study is to identify the impact of human resource management practices on employees’ job performance in university libraries. The population of this study is all the Library Information Assistants of the all-state universities in Sri Lanka. Out of seventeen universities, only four state universities in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka were selected as sample for this study by the adoption of convenient sampling method. The questionnaire was administered to collect the data. The response rate was about 94% of total questionnaires distributed. SPSS was used for the data analysis. It was found that human resource management practices indicate significantly positive relationship between employees’ job performance in the university libraries in Sri Lanka. Each variables obtained this correlation scale such as Recruitment and selection (r = 0.496, p =0.000), Compensation (r=0.683, p=0.000), Training (r=0.690, p=0.000). In the regression analysis, it was revealed that there seems a significant impact between human resource management practices and employees’ job performance. Recruitment and selection (fi=0.267, p=0.022), compensation (fi =0.410, p =0.000), Training (fi=0.683, p = 0.000). There was a strong positive relationship obtained employees’ job performance and training (r = 0.690, p = 0.000) and minimum relationship obtained recruitment and selection (r = 0.496, p= 0.000). It can be concluded that recruitment and selection, compensation, and training impact on employees’ job performance of library information assistants of the university libraries in Sri Lanka. University libraries in Sri Lanka can improve whole universities’ performance, students’ satisfaction, and achieve the targeted performance.


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How to Cite

Shanmugathasan, S., & Thirunavukkarasu, A. (2022). Study on Human Resource Management Practices on Job Performance: With Special Reference to University Libraries in Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Managerial Science, 11(1), 45–56.