Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Transparency in Higher Education Human Resource Management: Benefits and Challenges
Alchelaus M.Kalokora, Chrispina S. Lekule

Transparency in Higher Education Human Resources Management is a vital aspect that determines the success or failure of an organization. This study examined the kind of challenges private universities face due to lack of transparency. The concept of transparency refers to disclosure or openness in the passing of information from one agent to another. In conducting this study a qualitative research approach and a critical ethnographic design were adopted. Data was collected through interviews and open-ended questionnaires involving 22employees from two private universities in Tanzania. The findings indicate that, regardless of contextual variation and semantic pluralism transparent practitioners have benefitted; both on individual and institutional basis. Likewise, lack of transparency affects decision-making processes and jeopardizes employees’ relationships which lead to poor coordination and low organizational trust. The paper concludes with recommendations on strategies to be adopted as a means to enforce and promote transparency in Human Resources Management.

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