TOPIC: IMPACT OF TRAINING AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY (STUDY OF CADBURY NIGERIA PLC) 1INTRODUCTION
The management of organization in a globalised economy is posing a serious challenge to the leadership skills, capability and competency of managers at the top echelon of the firms. The manufacturing companies have a more complex task as the workforce is grouped into skilled and unskilled personnel who must be organized in sophisticated and integrated pattern to strike a balance of motivated and committed personnel. Human resources being the most dynamic of all the organization’s resources need considerable attention from the organization’s management, if it has to realize its full potentials at work. Therefore, motivation, leadership, communication, work restructuring, payment system (compensation) as well as training and development may all be included in the issues which have to be dealt with by management of today. The manufacturing firms need regular update of their workforce because of new technology; new products and new raw materials discovered as well as new research findings that bring about new production formula. Training has been defined as an organized procedure by which people learn knowledge and or skills for a definite purpose. The training process helps to improve the performance and overall efficiency of the non-managerial employees.
Manpower development is used in relation to the process of helping managerial employees who perform non-routine jobs to improve their managerial, administrative and decision-making capabilities and competencies. The need to improve decisional abilities of managerial employees stems from the unpredictable nature of operational problems and environmental forces that impact on the tactical strategies and sectoral competition in the dynamic business world.
The ever changing nature of policy, technology and innovation makes it imperative to train and develop various cadres of employee in order to enhance their individual performances.
2STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The dynamic nature of new innovation in the production system and the adoption of new research in the manufacturing of consumable goods coupled with policy changes as well as consumer awareness of health hazard associated with consumer goods have raised the stake for improved quality products in the beverage industry. The need to maximize profit and curtail wastages necessitate that old and new employees be trained in the use of modern equipment, and cost implications of receiving inferior materials and reduction vis-à-vis elimination of material wastage.
3OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The research work will be carried out to investigate the following: i) To examine how training can help improve employees’ skills. ii) To investigate the impact of training on material management iii) To know how manpower development affects the quality of managerial decision iv) To examine the effect of training on quality of products manufactured. v) To determine how training and development are combined to improve employees’ productivity.
This study seeks to provide answers to these questions:
a) How does training help to improve employees’ skills? b) What is the impact of training and development on material management? c) How does manpower development affect the quality of managerial decisions? d) How does training affect the quality of products manufactured? e) How does training and development improve employees’ productivity?
H0:There is no significant relationship between improved employees’ productivity and training and development. H1:There is significant relationship between improved employees’ productivity and training and development. H0:Training and development do not impact on material management. H1:Training and development do impact on material management.