MEDIATING ROLE OF EMPLOYEE WORK ENGAGEMENT ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: A CONCEPTUAL STUDY
The aim of the study is to propose a model for examining the relationship between Human Resource Management (HRM) practices and the performance of Employee with employee work engagement as a mediator in public Hospitals in Niger State, Nigeria. The current research utilises existing literature about the major concepts in the study, such as employee engagement at work, human resource management practice as well as employee performance. In line with the current literature, it was indicated that human resource management practices in the form of selection and recruitment, reward system, training and development, staff welfare and human resource planning have significant impacts on Employee work engagement and employee performance. The literature review shows a potential mediation of work engagement on the relationship between human resource practice as well as employee performance. In line with the preceding, the paper recommends that an empirical investigation should be undertaken on the effect of HRM practice on employee performance through the mediating effect of work engagement in public hospitals in Niger State, Nigeria.