Research Papers/Topics in Industrial Relations And Personnel Management

Human Resource Management Strategy In Non-Unionized Banking Institutions In Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this research is to identify specific human resource management strategies, which have implications for organizational performance within an economic market and their non-union stance. The research analyses employee/employer relationship in non-unionized banks in Nigeria, and examines the use of the Human Resource Management Strategy (HRMS) as a union avoidance technique. Human Resource Management Strategy on the one hand and the absence of trade unions in these b...

Effects Of Store Environments On Customer Buying Behaviour. A Case Of The Midlands Spar

AbstractThe research investigated the effects of store environments on the buying behavior of customers. Its main objective is to explore the effects of the physical components of the store environment on customer buying behavior. Literature was reviewed guided by given objectives and gaps were noted as the literature flows. The type of research design used in this study was exploratory, making use of a qualitative approach and a communicative technique of interviews. Data collection instrume...

Employment Practices And Working Conditions Among Contract Employees In The American Oil Companies In Nigeria And The United States Of America

ABSTRACT This study examined employment practices and working conditions among contract employees in the American oil companies in Nigeria and the United States of America (USA) with a focus on comparative analysis of their working hours, remuneration, occupational health and safety, and degree of access to social protection. From a list of 12,736 contract employees in the American oil companies in Nigeria and the USA, a total of 600 respondents were randomly selected from Chevron and E...

THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT AND RESILIENCE ON WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT AMONG GHANAIAN WOMEN

ABSTRACTThis study examined the influence of social support and resilience on work-family conflict among Ghanaian women in the formal and informal sectors of work. Data was collected from 294 participants using standardised questionnaires. Five hypotheses were tested in the study using the two-way ANOVA and Standard Multiple regression tests. The results of the study showed that, sector of work significantly correlated to work-family conflict, with women in the formal sector experiencing high...

THE PERCEIVED EFFECT OF QUALIFICATION MISMATCH ON EMPLOYEE JOB PERFORMANCE

ABSTRACTThis research deals on the perceived effect of qualification mismatch onemployee job performance in Seedvest Limited. The company continues toemploy   people   from   the   labour   market   irrespective   of   their   academicbackground.   This   paper   therefore   sought   to   determine   the   effects  &nbsp...

Effect of Employee Relations on Organizational productivity

ABSTRACTThe   aim   of   this   study   was   to   determine   the   effect   of   employee   relations   onorganizational productivity. In every organization, activities revolve around twomajor groups, the employer and the employee, therefore co-operation is necessaryif the organization must realize its corporate goals.  Taking into account the aim ofthis stu...

PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL OF OPERATIONAL COST OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT   Scarce resources must be properly planned and controlled using scientific approaches to control cost of allocating them. The root cause of undue production and high cost of production can neither be easily traced using traditional method nor past experience even computer systems. This study used Linear Programming Model to plan production of Products of Adama Beverages Limited. The aim was to apply Linear Programming Model to determine the products and how many to p...

Open Source Research in Sustainability

Most academics, who as researchers and teachers dedicate their lives to information sharing, would likely agree with much of the hacker ethic, which is a belief that information-sharing is a powerful positive good and there is an ethical duty to share expertise by writing free and open-source code and facilitating access to information wherever possible. However,  despite a well-established gift culture similar to that of the open source software movement in academic publishing and the t...

AN EVALUATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS IN PROCURE-TO-PAY PRACTICES IN PRIVATE SECTOR

Abstract The later part of the twentieth century recognized that procurement function can strategically position firms and are unceasingly utilizing its developing role. There are outstanding indications in most markets that cost is the order winning criterion and there are also many other markets that form their winning criteria through on-time and ethical supply for goods and services. Surprisingly, procurement function not only ensure the need to supply timely or ethically bu...

Distinguishing between Employment Relations and Industrial Relations

               Abstract In the review of the extant literature as regards industrial and employment relations approaches, it has been unveiled in this study that there exist differences in these approaches. These differences revealed shows that the shift from industrial relations to employment relations approach is not an “old wine in a new bottle” but a “new wine in a new bottle”. This study provides some justification for this viewpo...

Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Workplace Productivity

ABSTRACTThis study examines the impact of social networking sites on workplace productivity. Objectives of the study include: to examine the effect of social media on employees’ productivity; to identify the impact of using social media as a strategic communications tool on employee productivity and cost effectiveness; to identify the positive and the negative consequences of employees’ individual media use; to evaluate the potential benefits of social networking ...

INFLUENCE OF MOTIVATION ON EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

ABSTRACTEmployee motivation has captured the interest of researchers, business leaders, as well as human resource managers. There are many presented information regarding the theory of motivation and how it affects the performance of employees in organisations. Accordingly, motivation can significantly change the nature of work of an employee and can entirely change the workplace. Aside from the changing effects of motivation, there are still some remaining benefits that an organisation can r...

Effect of Emotional Intelligence on the Employee Performance Among Civil Servants in Osogbo, Osun State

ABTRACT Emotional intelligence is seen as an important factor for an organisation’s performance and development and it plays an important part in the performance of any organization today. The aim of this research is to investigate the impact of emotional intelligence on employees’ performance among the Civil Servants In Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was administered to 240 respondents and 176 were dully filled and returned representing 73% response rate. The d...

Enhancing Employees' Productivity in the Public Sector by Deploying the Reward Management System

ABSTRACTiThis research assessed the effect of reward management system on employee productivity in the public sector with special reference to a state-owned tertiary institution - Lagos State University. The research examined the role of reward management in enhancing the productivity of employees in the University. This is not to unconnected with the general belief that a just and efficient reward management system enhances workers’ morale and improves their effectiveness and performance a...

Influence of perceived organizational support on work life balance among workers in KPMG Nigeria, Lagos

This study examined the influence of perceived organizational support among workers in KPMH Nigeria, Lagos. It also examined the influence of role ambiguity on work life balance among workers in KPMG Nigeria, Lagos. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The subject of the study comprised staff of Tax, Audit and Business support departments of KPMG Lagos State. A total of 85 (44 males 51.8% and 41 females 48.2%) participants filled out the questionnaires completely. The ground...


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