INFLUENCE OF MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ON WORKERS’ JOB PERFORMANCE IN BANKING INDUSTRY IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

A. Omori Emmanuel

University of Calabar (NIGERIA)
This study investigated the influence of manpower development programmes on workers job performance in banking industry in Cross River State, Nigeria. This was to ascertain the relevance of manpower development programmes as an alternative approach to human capital formation to job performance among banking workers. Two research questions were raised to assist the research. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design of ex-post facto type. The stratified random sampling technique was used to select one hundred and fifty (150) respondents. A structured questionnaire with two sub-sections titled “Manpower Development and Performance Scale (MDPS)” was used to collect data that were analyzed with Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 alpha levels. The results showed that, manpower development programmes have significantly influenced job performance of workers in banking industry. It was recommended that manpower development programmes organization should be given priority by all work organizations in order to forestall job performance among all levels of workers.