Utilising Employees Performance Management System (EPMS) towards Enhancing Academic Staff Performance in Higher Education Institutions

Farhan Al Anzi, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed Ismail


Extrapolating from a widprior scholarly work, the present paper attempts to shed light on the gaps in the literature in terms academic staff performance in the higher education sector.  It appears that, at the conceptual level; there is no clear framework concerning the relationships that could ideally guide the interactions between elements of employee performance management system (EPMS) and the performance of academic staff members.  Additionally, there is also an obvious ambiguity about the role of change agents in enhancing the relationship between EPMS and staff performance.  Subsequently, this paper intends to underline the notion of conceptualising the nexus between the dimensions of EPMS and academic personnel performance; and at the same time, the examination of change agents` contribution in this regard. The paper concludes its position by discussing the idea of EPMS, change agents and how HRM can play their respective role followed by recommendations for further research on each entity introspectively for the responsive development of higher institutions in Saudi Arabia.

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