Human Resource Management Practices and Its Effects on Job Satisfaction Levels of Employees

An Analysis on the Selected SMEs in the Iron & Steel Industry of Erbil KRI


  • Khurram Sultan Lecturer @ Lebanese French Univeristy
  • Goran Ismael
  • Omar Mohammad
  • Safin Abas
  • Muhammad Abdulla



HR Practices, Job Satisfaction, Iron, Steel, Erbil


This study aims to investigate the impact of HRM practices and its effect on employee’s job satisfaction in the iron and steel sector of Erbil, KRI. The objectives of the study are three fold, first to measure the degree of association between HR practices and job satisfaction. Second, to find out the impact of HR practices on job satisfaction and at last to propose some measures in order to enhance the job satisfaction level of the employees concerned to the selected iron & steel enterprises. A structured questionnaire was developed and distributed among 70 employees of three firms in Erbil, whereas 50 employees answered rightly. Most of the employees showed positive answers toward HR practices on them. This thing leads toward rejection of our Ho and acceptance of  H1. Those who left behind with less positive answers  main reason were found during survey that was they are with less education so that’s why they get less opportunities in order to develop themselves. Related to future research other authors can consider other variables that are not coved by this research such as staffing and package because human practices coves various range.  


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How to Cite

Sultan, K., Ismael, G., Mohammad, O., Abas, S., & Abdulla, M. (2019). Human Resource Management Practices and Its Effects on Job Satisfaction Levels of Employees: An Analysis on the Selected SMEs in the Iron & Steel Industry of Erbil KRI. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 8(2), 102–112.