They posited that these variables have a positive relationship or impact on DEPZ firm performance.
The first hypothesis (H1) states that effective recruitment and selection practice will increase firm performance in DEPZ manufacturing enterprises.
The study results substantiates the hypothesis showing that performance appraisal is positively associated with DEPZ firm performance with a coefficient of .
In this study, unionisation (H3) was hypothesised to be directly related to firm performance in the DEPZ enterprises.
In this study it was found that effective training and development practice in DEPZ manufacturing enterprises had a positive effect on firm performance with a coefficient of .
It was found that compensation practice in DEPZ enterprises had a positive effect on firm performance with a coefficient of .
More importantly, all the HRM system components are highly and significantly related to firm performance in DEPZ manufacturing enterprises.
In the DEPZ most of the enterprises are regulated and invested by foreign investors.
This study investigated the relationship between HRM practices and firm performance in the DEPZ.