HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES ON QUALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITIES OF BALOCHISTAN
Human Resource Development (HRD) is the most essential framework for the employees and organizational development. HRD provides the enough opportunities for the employees to develop their personal skills, knowledge and abilities. This study is based on six dimensions of the HRD practices in public sector universities of Balochistan and observed the employees’ perceptions. The objective of the study is to examine the perception of the employees regarding the HRD practices on the quality of higher education in the public sector Universities of Balochistan. This study is a quantitative research and questionnaire was used for data collection. Questionnaires were distributed among faculty members and administrative staff of four focused universities. The five points Likert and Nominal scales have been used in the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics are used for frequency, percentage, and graphical estimation. Inferential statistic, Chi Square is used for hypothesis testing. The Coefficient of Cronbach’s alpha is used for reliability test. The results show that the employees have an optimistic view about quality of work life & welfare, organizational development, professional training & development, performance appraisal & rewards, and participative management except for human resource system & technology. It has been observed that HRD practices are given due consideration for the improvement of quality of higher education in these universities. Therefore, universities should improve their human resource system & technology by launching an information management system or learning management system and also give concentration on other dimensions such as participative management. The HRD practices are very important for the quality of higher education in public sector universities and top management of the universities should give close attention to these HRD practices.