ABSTRACT:- Thirst for quality education has seen many parents in the country turn to admit their children in private secondary schools, largely because of inadequate funding by the state therefore compromising quality in public schools. The study objective was to establish the extent to which private secondary schools in Kisumu County have adopted best human resource management practices. A cross sectional descriptive survey design was used and primary data was collected using semi structured questionnaires pretested for validity and reliability. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that private secondary schools in Kisumu County have adopted different best human resource management practices at varying degrees. The study further recommends that such practices be enhanced and strengthened to help improve staff performance.
Keywords: Human Resource Management Practices, Secondary Schools, Staff Performance.