THE IMPACT OF MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING IN EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF PARASTATAL
(A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA RAILWAY CORPORATION EASTERN DIVISION ENUGU)
The growth and innovation in the field of science and technology and the complex nature of modern business activities and the need for the expert handling of modern equipment and budget I call for the urgent training and development of organization manpower resources in order to meet these challenges.
Today, we know that our problem is not how to avoid change but how to analyze the victim that all development spells opportunity and get ourselves equipped to handle the increasing complexity in manpower and managerial activities.
The research work undertake a survey of the manpower development policies and programmes of the Nigeria Railway Corporation and found that though there exists an established policy and programmes for employee development there polices and programmes are deficient in content and complementation.
Based on the followings, we suggested an immediate review of the training and development policy and programme in order to make it more functional and adaptable to the present and future needs of corporations intended objectives.
In carrying out the research, oral interview and research questionnaire were used. The analysis of the questionnaire was done based on percentages. Allowing the greater or less than factor to influence the judgment either by mollified the oral interview responses gotten. The work is divided into five chapters. The first chapter contains the statements of problem and purposes of the study. Three assumptions were made as forming basis for the study.
In chapter two, relevant literature on manpower development and man power development problems, methods and strategies were reviewed. In chapter three, the research methodology and source of data are presented. Chapter four contains the presentation and analysis of data and test of hypothesis. The chapter five contains summary of the findings, conclusion and recommendation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of content
List of table
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of problem
1.3 Objective of the study
1.4 Significance of the study
1.5 Scope of the study
1.6 Limitation of the study
1.7 Research question
1.9 Definition of terms
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Defining manpower training and development
2.2 Areas and objectives of manpower development
2.3 Aims and objectives of manpower development
2.4 Methods and types of manpower development
2.5 Determination of development needs
2.6 Steps in designing a manpower development programmes
2.7 Manpower development problems
2.8 Manpower development in Nigeria
3.0 Research Design And Methodology
3.1 Introduction to the study
3.2 Area of study
3.3 Population of the study
3.4 Sample size determination
3.5 Instrument for data collection
3.6 Validation of the instrument
3.7 Reliability of the instrument
3.8 Methods of data collection
3.9 Method of data analysis
4.0 Presentation, analysis and interpretation of data
4.1 Testing of hypothesis
5.0 Summary of findings, conclusion and recommendation
5.1 Summary of findings
5.5 Research questionnaire
Contemporary thoughts on national development and growth emphasize the need for the training and retaining of the human resources and economic independence of the nations. The objectivity of this assertion becomes apparent when viewed against the background of the study. Damages wrecked on the socio-political and economic structure and integrity of most independent developing nations by foreign interest acting under pretension of assisting them in their development efforts.
The realization of complete independence is therefore a function of an effective development strategies and efficient utilization of a country’s potentials studies shows that most countries are blessed with abundant natural resources. They lock the basic technology for transforming and maximizing the benefits of these natural endowment resulting from the under development of the human portentous.
Since Nigeria gained her independence in 1960, we have been faced with the challenge of providing adequate and effective manpower need for the management of our economic resources.
Our inability to provide for the necessary manpower needs results in the inefficient and under utilization of the abundant economic resources. Most organization in Nigeria is so much concerned with the profits maximization, they ignore the need for training their workers, and instead, they consider the money they will spend on their training programme as waste rather than as an investment. The fail to foresee the desirability of continuous retaining and development of their workers in order to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of their organization. Consequently instead of growing, the business rather fails and much capital wasted.
Commenting on the general poor development of the Nigerian workers, W.R. Haires observed that the Nigerian workers are under used, under employed,