Journal of Business and Social Sciences <p>A multidisciplinary double-blind peer-reviewed research journal published by the Research Department, Hetauda School of Management and Social Sciences (HSMSS), Hetauda, Makwanpur, Nepal.</p> Hetauda School of Management and Social Sciences en-US Journal of Business and Social Sciences 2350-8876 <p>© Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies</p> Editorial Note: Vol.2(1) <p>No abstract available.</p> Nischal Risal Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22821 Message from the Principal <p>No abstract available.</p> Puran Bahadur Joshi Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22822 Online Recruitment: A Cognitive Perspective of Job Seekers in Nepal <p>IT adoption is more than just technology deployment; it requires careful consideration of social-cognitive factors. With this premise, in this paper, the behavioral intention of job seekers to use online recruitment services in Nepalese context has been examined on the basis of five determinants: Performance expectancy, Effort expectancy, Subjective Norms, Objective Norms and Facilitating conditions. The impact of predictor on outcome variable is examined using multiple regression analysis. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) has been used as basic foundation of the study.</p> Bishwash Raj Poudel Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 1 17 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22823 A Conceptual Review On Strategic Human Resources Management And Planning In Non Profit Motive Organization <p>The nonprofit and public sectors are facing significant numbers of impending retirements from the traditionalists and baby boomers in their workforces. In an effort to retain the knowledge base of an agency or to better serve its clients, some organizations have developed creative ways to encourage retirement-eligible employees to remain on the job. Public and nonprofit organizations are driven by the knowledge and skills their employees possess. It is shortsighted for elected officials, board members, funders, executives, and other agency leaders to dismiss the importance of SHRM. As important, organizations must reinforce the importance of human capital and the contribution that knowledge management makes to the effective delivery of services. &nbsp;</p> Gyanendra Bikram Shah Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 18 26 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22824 Personnel Control Practices in Insurance Companies of Nepal <p><strong>Background</strong> - Personnel controlling is used to achieve best possible use of employees and their development to get the maximum benefit for the company. It will be present not only in the human resource planning and staff assessment, but also in selection, professional development, health and safety</p> <p><strong>Purpose</strong> – The purpose of the study is to analyze the practices of personnel control in Insurance Companies of Nepal</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong> – Due to the specific nature of the research objectives, descriptive cum analytical research design has been used.</p> <p><strong>Findings </strong>– All the insurance companies have applied the personnel control approaches in their company.</p> Jitendra Pd Upadhyay Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 27 34 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22825 Domestic Violence in Province 3: An Empirical Reference to Case of Women in Pharping, Kathmandu <p>The aim of the research is to explore the domestic violence in woman of Pharping, Kathmandu. The descriptive and exploratory research designs have been adopted in the study. The sample has been taken from Sheshnarayan Mahila Bidhyalaya, Pharping, Kathmandu. The study has been focused only on women. The purposive sampling method has been used to collect the information. The descriptive analysis concluded that women in city are still victims of discrimination and domestic violence. There is a great need for the commitment of all people including social workers, organizations, and political institutions to bring an end to all forms of violence against woman.</p> Muna Poudel Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 35 43 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22826 Measuring Green Banking Practices on Bank’s Environmental Performance: Empirical Evidence from Kathmandu valley <p>The research paper aims to analyze the impact of green banking practices on bank’s environmental performance in Nepal. The casual relational research design has been adopted in the study. The simple and stepwise multiple regression analysis have been performed to accomplish the objective of the research. The research paper follows cross-sectional qualitative research with descriptive outcome. The Chronbach’s Alpha has been used to analyze the reliability of instruments and data. The 189 samples have been collected from the banks using convenience sampling method. The SPSS software has been used to tabulate and analyze the data. The research paper concluded the energy efficient equipment and green policy posed the significant impact on bank’s environmental performance; green loan and green project as not. Similarly, the environmental training contributed mild to bank’s environmental performance. The findings of the paper suggested the role of banks and government in encouraging environmentally sustainable technologies as highly important for increasing bank’s reputation and awareness among customers.</p> Nischal Risal Sanjeev Kumar Joshi Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 44 56 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22827 Employee Retention Factors in Nepali Insurance companies <p>Employee retention is complex phenomenon that requires strategic orientation towards retention factors. The objective of the study is to find out factors influencing employee retention and examine them with retention intention. The 125 respondent (sample) with different categories are taken from various insurance companies. The stratified sampling method is used to make the sample representation and convenient sampling has been used to select the sample unit. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, hypothesis testing are carried out to examine the retention intention. The research paper concludes that the employee retention is complex management job and it needs high level commitment. All retention factors have positive impact on retention intention.</p> Pitambar Ghimire Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 57 66 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22828 A Study on Investor's Attitude towards Government Securities in Nepal <p>The research paper sought to analyze the interest and awareness of Nepali people on government securities with one specific objectives of to examine the investor's interest and awareness towards government securities. The descriptive and analytical research design has been adopted in the study. The target population was the all investors of government securities in Nepal. The judgmental sampling method has been used to select the investor and 200 respondents were taken as its sample size. The data were collected using structured questionnaire. Chi-square test was done to examine the investor's interest and awareness towards government securities. It can be concluded that both educated and uneducated people are interested in government security. Thus, the research paper draws the conclusion that both poor and rich people are interested in government security. The income is the major factor of investment on government security.</p> Pitambar Shrestha Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 67 78 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22829 Macroeconomics And Bank-Specific Factors Affecting Liquidity: A Study Of Nepali Commercial Banks <p>This paper aims to examine the form and pattern of liquidity, NPL, return on assets, CAR, return on equity, GDP, inflation and interbank rate in Nepalese commercial banks. The study is intended to analyze the relationship between liquidity and bank specific variables in Nepalese commercial banks. The key findings stated that there is significant relation between numbers of variables that impacts on the liquidity performance of Nepalese commercial banks. The panel data of commercial banks from 2010/11 to 2016/17 has been taken for the purpose of the research. Mean, standard deviation, correlation and multiple regression analysis have been used to diagnose date to meet the specific objectives of research. The results reveal that there is significant influence of ROA, ROE, NPL, GDP and IBR on LIQ.</p> Pushpa Raj Ojha Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 79 87 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22830 Behind Disaster Management: Resiliency in Cultural Configuration <p>The paper discovers the worth of a resilient culture in the course of disaster management following 2015’s Nepal Earthquake. An empirical investigation into the activities of rescues, rescuers, government authorities, humanitarian agencies, and civil societies indicates that the effectiveness of rescue, relief, recovery, and reconstruction activities are influenced by their cultural resiliency. The discovery process involved field visits, personal observation and experience, interviews, literature review and discourse analysis as well as interpretation. The study concentrated on the issues concerning the areas of rescue operations, logistics, information sharing, supply chains, shelter management, relief packages distribution, actors’ coordination, and socio-cultural immunity and elasticity to the crisis conditions. This paper draws a conclusion that resilience in cultural configuration enhances effectiveness in the process of disaster management.</p> Raj Kumar Bhattarai Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 88 105 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22831 Putting Community into Community Event: Volunteer Management in Madhyapur Thimi Bisket Jatra <p>This paper aims at giving a description and an assessment of the volunteer management in the Bisket Jatra, the cultural event of Madhyapur Thimi. The recruitment, selection, supporting, training and retention processes of the volunteer have been studied in order to find how the policies of the volunteer management differ in the community-based cultural event to the modern models used in organizational world. The bases of the recruitment, selection, task divisions in the Bisket Jatra are the casts, sub-casts within the Newar community and the quarters of Thimi they belong to. This paper tries to assess how effective such community-based volunteer program can be and how successfully they help deliver the event, with the increased sense of belonging and the cultural pride among the volunteers. For this, qualitative ethnographic research has been made using snowball sampling technique. The data collected through the interviews has been analyzed using descriptive method in order to show how the whole community takes charge of different tasks and coordinates as a team in the Bisket Jatra.</p> Ramesh Rasik Paudel Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 106 115 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22832 Work Life Balance in Nepalese Commercial Banks <p>Work life balance has always been an important issue in social sciences due to its significant influence on career choice, time management, stress management and other important aspects of day to day life of human beings. Moreover, it is universal phenomena. With this context, the study tries to explore and analyze the link between Working hour, income level and organizational support with work-life balance of employees working in selected commercial banks of Nepal. Moreover, the study seeks the necessity to formulate an apparent and specific organization policy to address work life balance in Nepalese Commercial banks.</p> Resham Raj Pathak Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 116 125 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22834 Impact of Educational Intervention in Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control among healthcare professionals in Nepal <p><strong>Background:</strong> Health care-associated infection (HCAI) affects the mortality and morbidity of inpatients worldwide. Nepal is a developing country in which HCAI pose a major problem in terms of patient safety. Improper and inadequate knowledge about HCAI among health care workers is responsible for majority of nosocomial infections resulting in prolonged illness. Thus this study was designed to assess the level of knowledge of infection control among nurses and pharmacists.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>A pre and post interventional study was conducted in 22 participants using a self-administered questionnaire which included queries on hand hygiene strategies, cross contamination sources and aseptic services. Each correct answer was scored as 1 and an incorrect answer was scored as zero. The total score for each individual was calculated before and after the intervention which was compared using the Paired t test at 95% confidence interval.</p> <p><strong>Result: </strong>81.8% of the participants possessed a good knowledge on infection prevention and control practices which increased to 100% after intervention. The difference in knowledge score before and after the workshop was found to be statistically significant (p=0.034). Previous training and duration of work experience was found to be correlated with the knowledge score whereas the other independent variables had no association with the knowledge score.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Educational intervention has a positive impact in the knowledge level of the healthcare professionals in infection and prevention control.</p> Sait Kumar Pradhan Sweta Shrestha Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 126 131 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22835 Status Of Child Labour In Hotels Of Hetauda Sub-Metropolitian City <p>The problem of child labour, as faced by the developing economics today, has indeed taken on serious dimensions. The exploitative socio-economic structures resulting in the marginalization of the poor have left them with no option but compel them to adopt child labour as a survival strategy. In the study, efforts are made to understand the societal facts about child labour and the root causes of the problem in the context of the socio-economic dynamics prevailing in the country. Child labour is a serious and wide spread problem in Nepal. Hotel, teashop and restaurant work are the most visible and hazardous forms of child labour, which is mostly common in the urban areas of Nepal. Moreover, they are among the most neglected, abused and exploited segments of the population. The study gathered information on hotel, child laborers socio-economic condition, their working condition, root cause of being laborers and problems faced by them. The child laborers come from almost all parts of the country and they are from different castes and ethnic groups. The majority of children are of age group with the average age being 14.5 years. Most of child laborers have their poor condition, step mother scenario, and illiterate family background. The children were found marginally illiterate. The household poverty is the leading cause of being child laborer in general. However, other factors like social injustice, unequal access to resources, large family size, death of earning family members, illiteracy, etc. contribute to enter into labour market from early age. The communicable diseases were prone in child laborers.</p> Tika Sapkota Copyright (c) 2018 Hetauda School of Management and Social Studies 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 2 1 132 146 10.3126/jbss.v2i1.22836