The Fair Trading Commission of Seychelles employs 32 staff each highly professional in their respective field with their main background in law

The Fair Trading Commission of Seychelles employs 32 staff each highly professional in their respective field with their main background in law, economics, business and management. The Commission is an important organisation and is the custodian of the Fair Competition Act 2009 and Consumer Protection Act 2010. It has established itself as a result driven institution focusing on its employees as the tool for success. Its vision is ‘be the leading institution in the protection of consumers and the competition process for the promotion of socio-economic welfare’.
The Fair Trading Commission of Seychelles sets performance management as a priority area because it recognises the role it plays in increasing productivity. Productivity improvements do not occur in a vacuum (Performance Management Manual 2017). They require knowledge, skills, actions, and commitment to performance. However, the Commission had no formal way of measuring and driving performance until it implemented performance management in 2018 ahead of other Government institutions in Seychelles.
Performance management is currently being championed by the Human Resource Officer with the assistance of the Heads of Department. In the years ahead, human resource management will have to focus on employee performance as many organisations will be looking at the development of integrated performance management systems based on a competency framework. Consequently, performance management should be an essential step in the organisation’s HRM systems to influence employee performance. Guess (1999) argues that the impact of Human Resources (HR) on employees’ commitment and performance depends on employees` perception and evaluation of these practices.