This topic of this study is the investigation into the problems of personnel management and its effect on workers’ productivity in some selected business organisations in Aguata Local Government Area. personnel management has taken up a very wide dimension in the company managerial scope. The position of personnel manager or personnel management has been so indispensable such that the absence of this managerial arm constitutes many problems. Since some organizations or industries are purely profit oriented, it is quite a big responsibility on the part of the employer to make the working condition suitable and attractive to the employee for maximum output in production. The sole responsibility of this working condition is channelled through the personnel manager who serves as a link between the employee and employer. The investigation was carried out under the following headings: Chapter two deals with different people’s opinion about the topic. This comes under literature review. Literature review of this study was discussed under general aims / objectives of personnel management, the management, the roles of personnel management, the motivation of personnel management and the benefit of a well-organized personnel management unit. Chapter three deals with methodology, that is, method of collection of data, sources of data, population of the study, population sample, return of questionnaire, and description of instrument used. Chapter four deals with data presentation and analysis is based on the responses obtained from respondents (workers) of the selected organizations in Aguata Local Government. Finally, chapter five deals with findings, summary of the principal findings, conclusion & recommendation.
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Management, the life-wire of any organization, is the most precious part of civilization. One of the most important responsibilities of any organization is the management and development of people. Without management, an organization is but a muddle of men and machines. It is the human factor, which binds a group together and motivates it towards goals. Management activities such as planning, organizing and decision-making are dormant until the manager triggers the power of motivation in people and guide them towards their goals.
Personnel management according to Ojiakor (2011) is “that part of human resources which co-ordinates, controls and directs other resources, such as materials, money, etc to achieve the desired objectives. This definition has two implications. Firstly, personnel managers are concerned with managing activities involved in optimizing the performance of the human resources.
Ibekwe (1984) defines personnel management as the directing, co-ordinating and controlling of all the responsibilities for supply of required human resources and optimizing their performance.
Adam (1966) defines personnel management as “the organizing and training of people at work with the objective of getting each employee to make the highest possible contribution to the success of organization and to be happy in his work”.
Therefore, personnel management is indispensable to all organizations and other collective enterprise since industries and organizations are purely profit oriented. It is quite a big responsibility on the part of employer to make the working condition suitable and attractive to the employees for maximum output. The sole responsibility of this working condition is channelled through the personnel manager who serves as link between the employees and the employer.