INFLUENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON NON-ACADEMIC STAFF COMMITMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Keywords:Recruitment process, Selection process, staff development, Human Resource Management, Staff, Commitment
This study investigated the influence of human resource management practices (recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, occupational health and safety) on nonacademic staff commitment in the University of Ibadan. The study was conducted using the descriptive survey research design. The simple random sampling technique was used to select the respondents which comprised three hundred and sixty-Seven (367) out of four thousand, four hundred and eighty-four (4484) non-academic staff of the University of Ibadan. Data was collected with the use of instrument titled “Human Resource Management Practices (HRMP)” questionnaire with a reliability index of 0.72. Descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (at 0.05 alpha level of significance) was employed to analyse the data. The results of the study indicated that there was a positive correlation between the independent and dependent variables; recruitment and selection (1.26), training and development (0.22), compensation and benefits (0.15*, occupational health and safety (0.23) on non-academic staff commitment. The study recommended that recruitment and selection should be done in line with procedural practices. More training programmes should be organised for non-teaching personnel, compensation and benefits should be fair and timely and the institution should ensure that the environment in which their employees work is conducive to ensure their safety.