EFFECTIVE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT – A KEY TO EFFICIENT WORK PERFORMANCE IN ORGANIZATIONS (A STUDY OF THE OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF SERVICE ENUGU AND SHARON PAINTS
Every organization is endowed with material resources, financial, natural and human resources (labour), but the most important is the human resources. The reason is because human resources uses or converts others to their usable stage for the organizations activities. The term, human resources management is replacing personnel management and implying that personnel managers should not merely handle recruitment, pay, and discharging, but should maximize the use of an organization’s human resources. Essentially, the purpose of HRM is to maximize the productivity of an organization by optimizing the effectiveness of its employees. The paramount principle is a simple recognition that human resources are the most important assets of an organization; a business cannot be successful without effectively managing this resource. Therefore, this study seeks to undertake an evaluation of effective human resources management – a key to efficient work performance in organizations. A study of the Office of the Head of Service and Sharon Paints and Chemical Company Nig. Ltd. Enugu. A sample size of 200 respondents all randomly selected from both organizations was used in this study. Both primary and secondary data were collected and analyzed using the chi-square test. The researcher, based on the data collected and analyzed, found out that human resources have not been effectively managed in other to work efficiently for organizations success especially in the public service. Human resource management should be concerned with the development of both individuals and the organization in which they operate. Organizations are advised to ensure that their human resources are effectively managed knowing that when they are effectively managed, they provide significant economic benefit to the company in all areas.