Influence of Staff Training and Development on Employee Performance in Selected University Libraries in South-West, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated the influence of training and development on employee performance in selected university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted for this research work. A structured questionnaire was used as an instrument of data collection. The total enumeration technique was employed, and out of the total copies of the questionnaires administered, 103 were completed and returned. Frequency distribution and percentages were used for analysis, while the hypotheses were tested using correlation and regression analysis tools of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The result of the study showed a significant correlation between staff training and development and employee performance in university libraries in Nigeria. The result of this research also showed that staff training and development significantly influence the performance of library staff in selected university libraries. The study, therefore, recommends that university libraries management should regularly organize training and developmental programs for their employees. Furthermore, the research suggests that library employees should be encouraged to participate in training organize within and outside their institutions, as this would ensure increased performance/productivity.
Human Resource Management Practices and Their Effect on Employee Turnover in the Hotel Industry in Cape Coast, Ghana (Published)
The broad aim of the study was to assess human resource management practices and their effects on employee turnover in the hotel industry in Cape Coast and Elmina. Precisely, the study sought to determine the influence of workforce demographics on turnover, assess human resource management practices that account for turnover and analyse the relationship between human resource management practices and turnover in the hotel industry in Cape Coast and Elmina. This study adopted the descriptive cross-sectional design. The sample size was determined by using (Glenn, 1992) formula for computing sample size of a given population less than five hundred. In all, 196 non-managerial employees were sampled. The systematic and simple random sampling techniques were used to select hotels and participants respectively for the study. The main instrument used for the collection of data was questionnaire administration. Data was analysed using measures of central tendencies. Additionally, correlation analysis was performed to establish the relationship between variables. The findings divulged that compensation boost employees morale and loyalty; hence management should institute measures to provide adequate motivation in the form of prompt payment of salary, allowances and rewards to hardworking employees.