Human Resource Development and Organizational Performance in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited, Bonny

Mba Okechukwu Agwu, Tonye Ogiriki

Abstract


The paper discussed human resource development (HRD) and organizational performance in the Nigeria liquefied natural gas company limited, Bonny. It views HRD as the integrated use of training and development, organizational development and career development to improve individual, group and organizational effectiveness. It assumes that HRD practices directly/indirectly enhance business performance through improvement in employees’ skills, attitudes and behavior. The research question addressed the extent of the relationship between HRD practices (training and development) and increased employees motivation/commitment and organizational productivity in the Nigeria liquefied natural gas company limited, Bonny. The place of study is the bonny industrial area of the Nigeria liquefied natural gas company while the duration of study is between May 2013 and April 2014. A descriptive research design was used in executing the study, using 370 randomly selected NLNG employees from its industrial area in bonny island, for questionnaire administration. The sample size of 370 was determined from a population of 4,895 employees using Yamane 1964 sample size determination formula at 5% level of significance for sampling error. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results from the data analysis indicated that significant relationship exists between HRD practices (training and development) and increased employees motivation/commitment and organizational productivity in the Nigeria liquefied natural gas company limited, bonny and recommends among others: review of current training/development procedure, regular appraisal of employees job skill requirements, regular staff training/development, regular improvement of employees’ condition of service and sustenance of current team building efforts/ incentive scheme.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jms.v4n4p134

Journal of Management and Sustainability   ISSN 1925-4725 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4733 (Online)

 

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