1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The history of planning is old as man himself planning had started from the ancient era during the primitive period when there were no industries or firms. Planning is a basic function of management thus therefore means that planning pervades all the functional area of management which include personnel, production, research and development, marketing and finance, Richard, G. (2006).
Through planning organization goals and objective are determined; the resources available must be strategies to achieve the goals and objectives. Planning provide answers to what? How? When? And their relationship to organization activities, Barnard, W. (2006).
In personnel management function, human resources panel is a basic function. Human resources planning is sometime referred to as workforce planning, which is defined as the process of the right number of qualified people into the right job at the right time. To ensure adequate workforce in the organization, management must plan properly, proper planning in this respect involves accurate projection of the future, taking inventory of existing workforce, comparing the force with the existing one and take corrective measure, Barnard, W. (2006).
Productivity means rate of output, degree of result and success which is directly related to profitability and turnover. This research study concentrates on the possible impact of human resources planning on workers productivity.
The human resources means the human that are in the organization. Without them there cannot be production. So there is need for the organization to plan well for its human resource. Proper planning enhances the productivity of an organization. How?
Lastly, human resource planning function include staffing, that is acquiring qualified and appropriate number of workers for an organization, to determining and acquiring other resources and proper allocation of these resources. In addition, co-ordination of activities of all members and parts of an organization is another major purpose of human resource planning in order to boost production, Barnard, W. (2006).
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
One of the most serious problems facing Total Nigeria Plc in Enugu Branch is the acute shortage of qualified resources. The problem of inadequate skilled manpower in Nigeria Limited sector could be traced to a number of factors which include the colonial administrative policies which gave the local population more opportunity to develop. Some of the problem faced by the human resources planners is as follows:
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
This study is of the view that human resources is very important factor in the production, management and government as a whole. Human resources will not be of any value if it is not productive. Therefore, to identify factor which hamper the effective and efficient operation of Total Nigeria Plc in Enugu Branch, the management of Total Nigeria Plc must strategize using the all resources available in their care to make sure that their objective is achieved at the long run. In order to guide the study, the following objectives are put forward:
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study is necessitated by the urge and the need for the research, reader and organizations in general to understand the advantages of implementation of human resources on productivity stem that will serve as tool for achieving higher organization productivity. The following are the significance of study to the researcher:
1.5 Research Questions
1.6 STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS
The following formulated hypothesis shall be stated:
1. Hi: there is a relationship between the human resources planning and other department employee productivity.
Ho: there is no relationship between the human resources planning and other department employee productivity.
2. Hi: there are process involved in human resources planning before they can obtain employee in the organization
Ho: there is no relationship between human resource planning and other department employee productivity.
3. Hi: there is need to keeping proper records of the organization for future references.
Ho: there is no need of keeping proper records of the organization for a future references.
1.7 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The study is restricted to the impact of human resource in productivity in Total Nigeria Plc in Enugu Branch as source of data.