This project is on ‘’An Evaluation of the Effect of Human Resource Development on Organizational Productivity’’ with particular emphasis on Gitto Construction Company, Lokoja; The research work is divided into five chapter with each chapter linking the other. The objectives of the research is to identify the importance of human resource development as a means of achieving great performance in an organization. Two methods of data collection were used i.e. the primary and secondary sources of data and the data was analyzed using simple percentage method for easy understanding. The findings showed that after being trained as an employee on a particular job, some workers were not given enough time to justify their training and experience before they were transferred to another job. At the end of the research, it was recommended that Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Limited should not see the capital invested in this area as a waste. Rather, they should see it as an investment and that human resources should be transparent with those employees that have not attended long term training programme.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Organizational efficiency and effectiveness simply imply the need for establishment of organized structures for higher productivity and the achievement of the stated objectives of such organization. One method of organizing higher productivity is for the human resources to be strengthened by the way of workforce to acquire skills. This underscores the need for training as well as manpower development. We know that the effectiveness of an organization in achieving the stated objectives is dependent on many variables. Training is undertaken in order that human potentials may be realized and utilized to the maximum advantage of the organization. This can also be utilized more fully to the mutual benefits of the individual organization, its immediate community and the world at large.
Training is therefore, regarded as a process of developing an individual in order to increase his performance standards with a given job, occupation, trade, profession etc. In fact, every organization must regard training of the employees as a paramount responsibility if it requires them to perform competently and become adaptable to its need and aspirations. Training therefore prepares the employees adequately for job and assist the employees to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudinal needs in their current jobs. It also prepares them for management succession and promotion to higher responsibilities. The need therefore, for training cannot be over emphasized.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Organization regardless of their types, sizes and functions require their staff to possess certain skills if the organization must achieve its objectives. However, the skills required of the organizational staff include; manual, technical, social and conceptual, all of which can be learnt in order to cope with various types of problems in the organization.
The Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Limited, has a great responsibility as the only organization in Nigeria that has been providing the higher quality construction work in Nigeria. It therefore follows that for the company to function effectively, it should adequately train its staff to cope with various responsibilities and challenges of contemporary civil and construction engineering. Unfortunately, there is no adequate arrangement to train the staff before they join this construction company. The training envisages for this company should be such that reflects the nature and functions of each category of staff. These staff of the company therefore require administrative, technical, and professional training to be able to function effectively and efficiently. In order to achieve this result, there is great need to have systematic and effective training programme for the staff of Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Headquarters, located in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
Despite the availability of resources, the study is therefore geared to investigating the cause of under achieving optimum utilization of staff, as it is necessary to train and deploy them to various departments according to their knowledge and skills.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The objective of this research work is on the role of Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Limited in promoting training development of staff for future challenges. However, the aims of this work is to focus on the objective as highlighted below.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this study lies in generating a spirit of enquiries into some of the causes of ineffective human resources development.
It is through human resources that every organization become an open system, interacting with elements in the external environment. Organization growth and development can not be achieved without effective human resources.
On the human resources development of this study, it will be of significance value to the Nigeria, Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Ltd., and other organizations in decision making policy.
The research will also be of great importance to the management and staff of Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Ltd.
Finally, it will provide the means of solving the problems facing Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Ltd., and the possible solutions.
1.5 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
In any scientific research carried out in management science or many of the social sciences disciplines, we need to set out with hypothesis or an assumption.
Hypothesis is a tentative statement about something that is subject to verification as proposition has been drawn to be tested for the validity.
Hi: Alternative hypothesis: That human resources development does enhance effective performance and high productivity in the business organization.
Ho: Null hypothesis: The human resources development does not enhance effective performance and high productivity in business organizations.
Hi: Human resources development has some impacts on the achievement of organizational goals and objectives
Ho: Human resources development has no impact on the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The study covers An Evaluation Into the Effect of Human Resources Development on Organizational Productivity which focuses on Gitto Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Lokoja. The inability to cover Gitto Construction Company in other areas of the country is mainly because of constraints of time and cost.
1.7 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
This research work is strictly restricted due to some problems facing and the degree of severeness varies from one research to another.
Some of the problems faced in this research work includes:
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS
CENTRAL TENDENCY: It is a situation where an evaluator tends to rate all employees within a range.
RANKING: This is to compare one person with others for the purpose of placing them in a simple ranking order of work.
GRADING: This is a system whereby certain categories of work are established in advance and carefully defined.
GRAPHIC SEALES: This is a techniques whereby an individual is assessed on factors such as initiatives, dependability, cooperativeness, attitude, foresight, and output of work etc.AN EVALUATION INTO THE EFFECT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY