IMPACT OF STAFF ORIENTATION ON HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS

IMPACT OF STAFF ORIENTATION ON HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS

ABSTRACT

The essence of this research: Impact of Staff Orientation on Human Resources Development is to actually find out the effect of use of office materials/equipment on employees’ productivity; to ascertain the effect of maintenance of official code of conduct and institutional growth and to critically examine the relationship that exists between communication and employee workplace attitude.  This study had a population of 478 senior non-academic staff drawn from University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.  The sample size of 218 was drawn using Yamane Taro’s formula.  Instrument used for data collection was primarily questionnaire.  The total numbers of 218 copies of the questionnaires were distributed while 198 copies were collected. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study.  Three hypotheses were tested using Chi-square (X2).  The result of findings indicates that effective use of materials/equipment contributes to employees’ productivity; that maintenance of official code of conduct enhances the institutional growth and that, there is a positive relationship that exists between effective communication and employees’ workplace attitude.  The study thereby concludes that staff orientation no doubt, serves as a strong strategic tool on human resources development and should be taken up to a greater height for the nation’s advantage. The study then recommends that, organizations/institution understudy should endeavour to source for seasoned resource persons with a wealth of knowledge in relevant fields of individual employees.  Also, there is the need for every organization/institution to ensure that staff orientation is being effectively implemented at least once in a year in order to groom and develop the staff to adapt to the ever-changing environment of globalization and technology.  More importantly, there should be provision of adequate facilities such as technological equipment that facilitates learning and development for quicker understanding and implementation.