It has been a great task for an organization to be experiencing problem in staff development because it has influenced on the performance of employee towards producing of such organization. In order to curb the ugly situation, the solution is workers job security, on the job training, good working conditions, job design and prompt payment of salaries and wages. This research work is son the impact of staff development programme on the performance of employee in an organization with a specific reference to Longman Nigeria plc, Lagos. The aim of this study is to improve the quality of Job performance and to prepare employees for greater organizational responsibilities. And organization will find it difficult to achieve its organizational goals, if it fails to recognize the staff programme. In this research work, the use of questionnaire and direct observations are employed in gathering the needed information from the workers. The data are presented in different tables using percentages where analyzed and the hypothesis tested and recommendation are given. It is therefore optimistic that the reader of this work be able to know the impact of staff development progranmme on organizational productivity.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
According to popular sayings that “Man only gives out what he has” this means that staff/workers can only be useful to the organization only. If they have been exposed to necessary developmental skill acquisition. Staff Development programme for staff at every level without reference to the tablets and levels in business organization. These staff development programmes have been meticulously made to fit demanding business wants to successfully develop staff talents, information and understanding. All these work towards improving business/staff performances.
From further education certificates, all of the way through to degree and postgraduate programms, there are numerous educational elements that will develop staff talents and deliver real business solutions, such solutions are efficient in upgrading and updating the talents and skills of the workforce. Besides, business are very convenient, this is as a result of may options that will give business opportunity to pick programmes that their staff can be concerned with, while not spending time away from work.
The best more developmental programme 13 selecting the best staff development programme, a sensible choice that 13 followed by successful completion of projects will be based totally on actual office issues, this indicates that workers will be able to sharpen their talents and also add value to business organization while they are still in training.
Business typically invest in staff to improve overall performance or develop management depth. Staff development appears in three (3) discussions it could be about technical or job related skill such as how to conduct an effective sales call or deal with customers complaints, it could also the about front line management such as business skills or thirdly staff development could be around behaviour modeling.
The absence of staff development is put forward as one of the reasons for poor employees/workers productivity or performance in business establishment, yet while this diagnosis may be correct, the prescription is often wrong, rather than organizing work-based educational developmental programme, employees are sent on generalized courses in management or leadership, too often, wrong people are being trained in the wrong way fro the wrong job with obvious consequences.
Constantly evolving technology, faster rates of product development and the need for employees to work across several discipline should make business institution more aware than ever of the need to get staff development programme correct. This means developing the right staff with the right training.
There is a dive need for more leadership and management skills in business, this is because, growth, productivity and profitability do not come from the shop floor, but from the skills employees must posses in-order to drive the business with confidence, business are too concerned with day to day business demand to worry about matters such as helping staff acquire new professional skills, they also find it difficult to afford such investment, whose benefits might not be realized for several years.
In Nigeria today companies are characterized with low productivity which is of direct affect from inability of employee to performance as expected, employee performance is low, therefore something’s needs to be done to increase the performance of employee this is why this work will study the affect of staff development programme on the performance of employee in on organization using Longman Nigeria Plc, Ikeja L:agos States, Nigeria.