Training And Development Prerequisite For High Productivity (a Case Study Of Beecham Plc

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This research is aimed at going the enhancement high productivity in BEECHAM PLC

To guide this study there are problem associated with the study which are passed on finding some major finding are that the staff training and development needs are not determined the objective of the training development programme could not be achieved to some extent employees are not motivated to increase their capabilities; and the study also seek to answer  the question of how well has training and development help the overall productivity of SmithKline Beecham Nigeria PLC; the method employed in the training and development of staff within the organization: what contribution have training and development made to solve the problem of low productivity in SmithKline Beecham Nigeria PLC

Based on the above finding some may recommendation were made for major recommendation were made for effective implementations.



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1.       Introduction

1.1            General background to the subject matter;

1.2            Problems associated with the subject matter;

1.3            Problem (s) that the study will be concerned with;

1.4            The improtant of studying the area;

1.5            Definition of important terms;

1.6            (Chapter) reference [using APA method]



2.       Literature review

2.1              The origin of the subject area

2.2              School of thoughts within the subject area;

2.3              The school of though relevant to the problem of the study;

2.4              Difference methods of studying the problems

2.5              Summary

2.6              References



3.1            Data presentation [highlights of the study]

3.2            Analysis of the data

3.3            Recommendation

3.4            Conclusions

3.5            References





In managing an organization many process or techniques are  employed (for instance recruitment training and development staffing etc) one of the objective of any organization whether profit or non-profit oriented will be to have maximum productivity.  This the improtant of human resource management in the accomplishment of organization goal is involved in production or services the labour imput is    vital to its success given the significant influence which employee have on productivity without one effective productivity of employees the organization will produce good or services so inefficiently that the survival of the company might be threatened

Nevertheless training and development is not looked in terms of “one and for all activity;  However it is an on-going process as new employee are trained and also longer serving employee who are  transferred to other job being promoted ( or when new equipment are hired to purchased) it required some forms of  training and development.

The aims of providing education and training of member   of the organization may be seen as the advantage derived from such training e.g. high productivity low accident and grievance and rate and labour turnover

It could then be mentioned that training and development is aimed at correcting mistakes of the  organization caused by employees work performance such low productivity high labour turnover, high grievances rate and absenteeism

Organization often engages in the regular training and development of the employees because it is assured that organization problem like productivity, profitability etc. can be solved through these activities this a more realistic approach is to ensure that training does exist and that other problem solving approaches  such as motivation job environment programme for the training to achieved its objective of productivity.

One of the most fundamental ways by which human resources can be maximized is through carefully designed and properly implemented employee training and development.




Training is not modern invention the handling down of important skill like the use of tools and implement such as knives ropes and nets have always been necessary for the survival of the family tribe and ultimately the human race. The emphasis, right form the distance past has been skill and the apprenticeship idea which is for older than the recent formal western system.

The general pattern was then a simple one young boys (not girls) were taken on by master craftsmen were thought the use of equipment and other techniques. In Josiah Wedgwood  time  (1744) for example the master was required to teach him the “Art misery occupation or employment of throwing and handling” this talk of “art” and “misery” dates to the middle ages and even earlier. Additionally, there was other less manual skills based areas of training.

In religion (particularly for those becoming priests the service of the law of the state is bureaucratic (indeed in ancient china to be able to write beautify  poems was a good recommendation of high public office)

However it was easy (and common) for apprentices (and other trainees) to be used as cheap labour being exploited and used as a general run about for his master not always being taught the art and misery very well

We can say about his training activity that:

1.                 It was neither organized not consistent from trainees to trainee; nor were there any usual or national standard attainment agreed upon or recognized by group of masters

2.                 Such training was specific to a trade or profession (job oriented)

3.                 Very few people in the whole population actually received such training.

A significant impetus for change came with the industrial revocation. There was need for an ever- increasing number of  skill people to undertake the complex tasks of running and maintaining machinery.  Engineering as opposed to construction or coopering became the prime industry for apprenticeship. To help in the training mechanics institutes or night school were founded the forerunners of  today’s technical colleges and polytechnics.

Further more very significant changes in training took place as a result of two world wars.  In each war large number of men were taken from factories to serve in the aimed forces and other peoples some men but mostly women filled vacant job in the factories. Lessons never learned in training of large numbers of people to reach certain minimum standard in a short time


In an attempt to determine the most effective administration of  training in an organization certain thing might come in:          

i.                   Staff training and development needs should to determined

ii.                 Objective of training and  development programme could be achieved in what extent

iii.              Employees could be motivated to increase their capabilities


This study also seek to answer the following questions:

i.                   How well ahs training and development help the overall productivity of SmithKline Beecham Nigeria PLC.

ii.                 What are the methods employed in the training and development of staff the organization

iii.              What contributions have training and development made to solve the problem of low productivity in SmithKline Beecham Nigeria PLC



The problem of the study are:

i.                   To determine how training and development solve the problem of how productivity in SmithKline Beecham Nigeria PLC

ii.                 To determine the effectiveness of training and development in SmithKline Beecham  Nigeria PLC

iii.              To identify the different training needs of manager at the supervisory middle and top level organization and all the junior workers

iv.              To add to knowledge in the area of training and development in an organization



The focus of the study is primarily on training development of employees in SmithKline Beecham Nigeria PLC as they contribute towards the realization of the set objective of the organization and various ways through which training and development were conducted for the employees. How employee a being selected and what factors should  be satisfied in order to enable them improve their performance

Generally therefore the study focuses on how training and development can help in solving the problem of low productivity.

The importance of the study endeavuor it to highlight or why organization accord much emphases on the training and development and why it is regarded as a vital human resources management system.

This system will be limited to the employees training and development in am organization in general and  SmithKline niegria PLC particular. 



The company under studying was formally know as  sterling health seven years ago SmithKline Beecham international acquired the 60% interest that  Eastman Kodak had in sterling with incorporated the parent company of sterling health by this development SmithKline Beecham Nigeria PLC was made to exercise control over the operation of sterling health.

Sterling health was incorporated in Nigeria on 21st February 1969  with its head office at plot A and K Uhpeju industrial estate Lagos from its inception sterling health has grown steadily and is today one of the largest manufactures and marketers of quality pharmaceutical product in Nigeria the company’s product which are distributed throughout Nigeria have become household names renowned for their high quality standards these products include; Cafenol, paradol Andrews.    



In order to ensure the reliability of this study.  It will be based on some assumptions. There assumptions will be tested and determined by means of statistical methods. The test of hypothesis shall be carried out on the following


1.       H0:    Training and development method used by organization is not


          Hi:     Training and development method used by the  organization is


2.       H0:    Training and development is a prerequisite to increase



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