EFFECTS OF COACHING AND MENTORING ON SUCCESSION PLAN IN ORGANISATIONS (A STUDY OF JUHEL NIGERIA LIMITED, ENUGU STATE)
Some of the objectives of the study seek to determine the contributions of mentoring and coaching program in accelerating employees’ performance, career and competencies for effective succession planning, ascertain the impact of management in supporting coaching and mentoring program for employee’s retention and development to enhance succession planning. A survey research method was adopted for the study and data were collected from primary and secondary sources while questionnaire formed the major instrument of data collection. The results of data collected were analysed in tables and percentages. A total of 96 copies of questionnaires were structured and distributed to respondents. In carrying out this study, hypotheses were formulated and tested using the chi-square statistical tool. In addition, the major findings of the study were that coaching and mentoring contribute in developing employee’s skills, attitude and knowledge for succession planning; that management makes impact in supporting coaching and mentoring program for employee’s retention and development to enhance succession planning. From the findings of the study, conclusions and recommendations were made in the research such as the leadership of public, private and non-governmental organisations should commit greater time, attention and resources in the development and implementation of coaching and mentoring programs; this is a sure way of achieving successful organisational succession planning. Organizational coaching rand mentoring programs must have the full support and commitment of leadership/ line managers; this is a bold step at encouraging employees to participate fully in the program.