Global Journal of Human Resource Management (GJHRM)

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Executive Compensation and Bank Performance in Nigeria (Published)

This study provides empirical evidence on executive compensation and bank performance. The objective of this study is to examine the influence director compensation, CEO compensation, chairman’s compensation and CEO ownership on bank performance. This study employed a quantitative and longitudinal research design in which secondary data were collected from the quoted banks in the Nigeria Stock Exchange from 2012 to 2016. Multiple regression technique, descriptive statistic, Pearson correlation matrix, Variance Inflation Factor for multicollinearity and Breusch-Pagan-Godfrey Heteroskedasticity test for heteroskedasticity in the regression results the data analysis are performed using EViews 8.0 econometric software. The empirical results show that director compensation has a negative and insignificant influence on bank performance measured by return on equity, CEO compensation has a positive and a significant influence on bank performance, chairman compensation has a negative and a significant influence on bank performance, CEO ownership has a positive and insignificant influence on bank performance while the control variable, firm size has positive and insignificant influence on bank performance. The study recommended that quoted companies in Nigeria should be more concern of CEO ownership and compensation as it had a negative impact on the performance of the organization. The study recommends that quoted banks in Nigeria should be more concern of chairman’s compensation due to it negative influence on bank performance. The study also suggests that remuneration drive CEO motivation to enhance performance.

Keywords: Bank Performance, Compensation, Executive, Nigeria

Performance Management and Employee Retention in Commercial Banks in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (Published)

In this study, the influence of performance management on   employee retention in commercial banks in Akwa Ibom State was studied. The survey research design was considered and adopted in the study. The study had a population of 497. The sample size was 384 as determined through Cochran’s sample size determination formula. The sampling method employed in the study was random sampling. The questionnaire was used in data collection. Data obtained in the study were analyzed using simple regression method. It was established that performance management (Beta =0.046, t=4.182, p<0.05) has a significant influence on employee retention in commercial banks in Akwa Ibom State. It was concluded that performance management could account for employee retention in commercial banks in Akwa Ibom State. It was recommended that commercial banks in the state should strengthen their performance management practice as this had the capacity to influence employee retention.

Citation: Umana V.S., Umana E.S., Umoh V.A. (2022) Performance Management   and Employee Retention in Commercial Banks in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, Global Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.10, No.6, pp.23-31

Keywords: Commercial Banks, Employee Retention, Nigeria, Performance Management.

Bureaucracy and Corporate Practice in Nigerian Universities (Published)

Granting his maiden interview as Registrar in a first generation federal university in Nigeria, an astute Administrator, who had suddenly come into awareness of the importance of his position and the urgency of reconstruction and rehabilitation, promised to restore ‘faith in the system’. One might wish to ask; what does it take to restore faith in the system?A SYSTEM is a form of mechanism based on the principles of complementarity and symbiosis. The interplay of these two principles energizes the system and makes it function maximally to achieve set goals. Where these structuring principles are lacking, the system would not be able to achieve and attain the heights necessary for its overwhelming success and for achieving the desired organizational goals. More importantly, the ‘workers’ of the system would feel less devoted and less bound to the system such that it would affect the overall productivity of service and consequently, dampen institutional spirit. This study focuses on the importance of building, maintaining and sustaining the consciousness of ‘faith’ in the university bureaucracy. It shall attempt to present in a nutshell the ideas behind bureaucracy, and the intent behind ‘street-level bureaucracy’ as it affects corporate practice in Nigerian universities. It shall further proceed to enumerate merits and de-merits of bureaucracy and its overall impact of university administration in Nigeria.


Keywords: Bureaucracy, Nigeria, Universities, corporate practice

Psychological Distress of Aguata Suburban Female Bankers, Anambra State, Nigeria: Interplay of Perceived Organizational Justice, Job-Related Tension, and Organizational Frustration (Published)

This study examined psychological distress of Aguata suburban female bankers, Anambra State, Nigeria, with the objectives of understanding the interplay of job-related tension, perceived organizational justice and organizational frustration, using 89 participants, age-ranged 26-56 years, mean age 39.19, and standard deviation 7.35, sampled through cluster sampling technique. Reliable/valid instruments used were Job-related Tension Scale, Perceived-Organizational Justice Scale, and Organizational Frustration Scale. Multiple regression statistic tested the hypotheses postulated. The findings were job-related tension had significant positive correlation and significantly predicted 50% with organizational frustration; as well as have negative correlation with perceived-organizational justice of the participants. Perceived-organizational justice did not significantly predict organizational frustration (21% only) of female bankers. Recommendations were: Psychological intervention mechanisms should be provided for bankers. Organizational justice policies need to be complimented with proaction facilitators to reduce psychological distress of female bankers.

Keywords: Nigeria, Psychological Distress, female-bankers, job-tension, organizational-frustration, organizational-justice

Leadership Behaviour Mutation for National Development (Published)

In recent times, ardent watchers and analysts of the Nigerian project have suggested that the country has endemic leadership issues with genetic foundations deeply rooted in Her DNA. Although this assertion has been sharply contested, the apparent malady in the current behaviours of persons in key leadership positions in the country seems to have assumed worrisome dimensions .The observed leadership behaviours have taken an impoverishing toll on the efforts at National Development. Thus, this work, in the bid to evolve persons with development –centric leadership behaviours, took an organic approach to attempt to resolve the underlying leadership malaise. This was done using metaphoric symbolisms and biological analogies to have an introspective view of aspects of molecular ecology. This dimension was adopted in order to explain how leadership behaviour mutation could counteract the prevailing leadership trend and provide actionable thoughts for the ultimate attainment of sustainable National Development.

Keywords: Behaviour, Development, Leadership, Mutation, Nigeria

Human Resources and Strategic Management for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Akwa Ibom State Experience (Published)

Human resource and strategic management is one of the most important requirements for the sustenance of an economy, whether at micro or macro levels. It is a must for any society, country or even enterprise that wishes to survive under complex challenges of a dynamic as well as globalized world. The objective of this study was to examine human resources and strategic management for sustainable development in Nigeria drawing specifically from Akwa Ibom State experience. The study adopted a historical and descriptive research drawing data mostly from secondary sources. The study revealed that Akwa Ibom state government is committed to training its workforce in the critical areas of need such as science, technology and engineering as a core area for sustainable development. The study further revealed that where human resources capital are not strategically managed, it would stalled any meaningful development in the state. The study therefore recommended that the training and retraining of workforce in the state should be focus mostly on the critical areas of science, technology and engineering as against the present emphasis on general administration. Also, the workforce so train should be strategically managed to enhance sustainable development in the state.

Keywords: Akwa Ibom State, Human resource, Management, Nigeria, Sustainable Development

Workforce Diversity Management in Nigeria Public Service: Problems and Prospects (Published)

Workforce diversity management in general term has, become a crucial part of organizational competitiveness and effectiveness not just in Nigeria public service but in other large corporations globally. It is no doubt that diversity management is increasingly becoming a standard of human resources management in contemporary time. Socio-economic forces like globalization and the internationalization of public issues contribute to expand the flow of labour across ethnic and national boundaries and have facilitated the constant exchange of materials, as well as symbolic and human resource. To remain competitive and relevant, the Nigeria public service must acclimatize and manage these environmental socio-economic forces. But the new complexity of work operations demands more diverse functions and the use of more diverse talents. As the need for employee diversity increases, so do the demands, such as the need for effective interaction among diverse employees, this tendency is believed to have potential for conflict and schism among employees. Using the workforce management model this study attempts to highlight the salient feature of this process with a particular emphasis on the problems and prospects associated with workforce diversity management in Nigeria public service.

Keywords: Diversity Management, Nigeria, Public Service, Workforce

Nigerian Culture: a Barrier to the Career Progress of Women in Nigeria (Published)

This article explores the effect of culture on women’s career progression in Nigeria and how Nigerian organisations can incorporate some of the issues raised here in addressing their need for talent. It leaves one with the question- How does the Nigerian culture influence women in the society which in turn becomes a barrier that limits women in the workplace? It is necessary to say that though there is awareness of this inequality of women who work in Nigeria, understanding the Nigerian culture can place its human resource management practices in context. It is expected that the viewpoints raised in this article will help highlight some of the Human resource management issues in Africa’s most populous country. Taking these issues in context can play a role in increasing the productivity of women in Nigeria. This is paper is aimed at exploring culture which is a barrier to the career progress of women in Nigeria.

Keywords: Culture, Gender diversity, Nigeria, Women

Employee Job Satisfaction in Nigerian Tertiary Institution: A comparative study of Academic Staff in Public and Private Universities (Published)

The paper examines the difference that exists in the level of job satisfaction between academic staff in private and public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Centred on detailed review of literature, the hypothesis formulated for research is whether academic staff in public universities are more satisfied with their jobs compared to academic staff in private universities. The variables with which job satisfaction was measured are recognition, pay and working condition. The sample of the study comprise 120 academic staff – 88 members of staff from a public university and 32 academic staff from a private university within Kwara state, Nigeria. Questionnaires were used as the instrument with which primary data was collected. Independent ‘’t’’ test was performed to obtain the difference in job satisfaction between both sectors of tertiary institution. Also, oral interviews were arbitrarily conducted with 8 academic staff from both universities. The findings of the research indicate that a significant difference in job satisfaction exists between academic staff in private and public universities in Nigeria. The result also showed the following: 1. Academic staff in private universities have better working conditions 2. Academic staff in public universities have better payment package 3. Academic staff in private universities are more recognised for their job. Recommendations were offered by researcher to cater for the short-falls identified from the dichotomy in job satisfaction from both sectors 1. private-public interaction 2.To enhance job satisfaction of academic staff in private universities, Government should formulate policies that will cater for other incentives, such as enjoyed by academic staff in public universities.

Keywords: Academic Staff, Job Satisfaction, Nigeria, Private Universities, Public Universities

Organisational Commitment and Job Involvement among Casual Workers: The Role of Organisational Justice (Published)

The study investigated the role of organisational justice, age and gender on organisational commitment and job involvement among casual workers from two oil servicing companies in Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria.  The convenience sampling technique was used to select 399 participants made up of 251 males and 148 females. Participants’ ages ranged between 24-52 years (M = 37.94, SD = 7.35). The design adopted was cross-sectional survey design while the One-Way Multivariate Analysis of Variance was utilized to analyze data collected. The findings showed that casual workers who reported the presence of organisational justice had higher levels of commitment and were more involved in their jobs. However, age and gender showed no significant influences on organisational commitment and job involvement among casual workers. The study reaffirmed the need for managers in organisations to infuse policies geared towards enhancing organisational justice in their work places as this could improve work commitment and job involvement.

Keywords: Casual workers, Job Involvement, Nigeria, Oil Servicing Companies, Organisational Commitment, Organisational Justice

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