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The Role of Human Resources Management in Improving the Performance of Educators in Higher Education During the Covid-19 Pandemic



Suharyanto, 2021. The Role of Human Resources Management in Improving the Performance of Educators in Higher Education During the Covid-19 Pandemic. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 3(2), pp.22-32.


This study aims to describe the role of human resources management in improving the performance of educators in higher education during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study used the content analysis method. Content analysis is the technique that can be used by the researcher to study human behaviours indirectly through analysing their means of communication, such as textbooks, essays, newspapers, novels, magazine articles, songs, advertising images, and all types of communication that can be analysed. Based on the conducted study, it can be concluded: (1) college leaderships has strategic roles in developing human resources, (2) human resources empowerments contribute positively and significantly to the balance of homework and performance of employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, (3) educators are given with job autonomy that allows them to complete their work with their own methods so the outcome would be more effective, (4) leadership characteristics of human resources empowerment often involve employees in setting goals while give trust to educators to provide optimal performance, (5) in adopting the employee performance improvement of the Ministry of Finance, six measures need to be applied to assess the key performance indicators of educators in higher education, namely: (a) know the performance contract, (b) make worksheets regarding the calculation of realization, (c) make list of priorities, (d) establish communication with supervisors and work partners, (e) monitor the work progress, and (f) make points 1 to 5 into a culture. According to the research conclusion, it is recommended that: (1) future studies are expected to examine the mediation role or moderator in testing the effect of leadership roles on the balance of homework for educators in higher education, (2) support WFH in addition to infrastructure improvements in colleges, educators need to be improved on their digital literacy by involving them in IT-based training.

Keywords: human resources management, performance, educators, higher education.

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