HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND ORGANIZATIONAL SURVIVAL OF SELECTED PUBLIC AGENCIES IN RIVERS STATE.
Keywords:Human resource management practices, compensation, development, organizational survival.
This study focused on human resource management practices and organizational survival of selected public agencies in Rivers State. Aimed at examined the relationship between the two variables. The study adopted cross sectional survey design and used both primary and secondary data. The primary data were collected from directors, and supervisors of the state agencies. Two research questions and hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was purposive selected 9 agencies with the sharing total copies of questionnaire was 130 and the sample size of 97 respondents using Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table formula for the study. The Instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled; “Human Resource Management practices and Organizational Survival Questionnaire” (HRMPOSQ). The reliability of the research instrument was obtained using Test-retest method with Cronbach alpha at a 0.70 threshold. The instrument was validated by experts. The data retrieved was analyzed using frequency and mean distributions at the demographic and univariate level, Spearman’s rank order Correlation coefficient for the test of bivariate hypotheses at .05 level of significance. Findings revealed that dimensions of human resource management practices correlate with organizational survival of Public agencies in Rivers State. Therefore, the study concluded that human resource management practices enhances organizational survival. Thus, the researcher recommended that Management of public agencies should recognize and allow HRD to carry out their functions, application of strategic human resource management policies, removed conflict of interest and responsibilities amongst the agencies in order to empower the employees for the organizational survival.