TOPIC: IMPACT OF TRAINING AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY (STUDY OF CADBURY NIGERIA PLC)
1 INTRODUCTION 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