Human Resource Management (HRM) Practices and Employee Job Satisfaction at a Public Corporation in Qatar
Author: Dr. Thamer Mohammed Maharmeh
Ph.D. in Business Administration, Institute of Administrative Development, State of Qatar
Recognizing the importance of human resource management (HRM) practices, and their effects on employee behaviors and
attitudes, many studies investigated the correlation between HRM practices and employee job satisfaction.
The overall objective of this research is to investigate the impact of HRM practices (training and development
and performance management) on employee satisfaction in case of a public corporation in Qatar. In order to meet
the objectives of the research, and in order to answer its questions, a survey questionnaire was developed and
distributed to a simple random sample of (92) employees, who work for a public corporation in Qatar. The total
number of the returned surveys was (78) surveys. This means that the response rate was 84%. Results of data
analysis revealed that there is positive and strong correlation between HRM practices and employee job satisfaction.
HRM practices explain 22% of employee job satisfaction, while other factors explain 78%. Based on that,
it was suggested to develop HRM practices in order to foster employee job satisfaction.
It was also suggested to carry future researches to investigate other factors that may drive employee job satisfaction.
HRM practices, Job satisfaction, Training and development, Performance management, Public corporation