Wilson Goddey (PhD), Emmanuel Umunna Elechi (PhD)


Our study examined the relationship between human resource training and employee performance in Port Harcourt Polytechnic. Other objectives of the study are to examine the relationship between human resource training, productivity and efficiency of the employees of Port Harcourt Polytechnic; and to examine the relationship between human resources training, quality and innovation of the employees of Port Harcourt Polytechnic. Two null hypotheses were raised to guide the study. The concepts of human resource training, and employee performance were reviewed. The time frame for the study was 2010 – 2021. Human capital theory was used as the theoretical frame work of analysis. Primary and secondary data were used to achieve the objectives of the study. The study applied simple percentage and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) as the scientific tool to analyse the primary data and test the hypotheses. Content analysis was used to analyse the qualitative data. The two null hypotheses of the study were rejected, and the study findings proved among others that there is a significant relationship between training, productivity and efficiency of the employees of Port Harcourt Polytechnic; and there is a significant relationship between human resource training and quality and innovation of the employees of Port Harcourt Polytechnic. To that effect, the study recommends among others that Port Harcourt Polytechnic should encourage both internal and external human resource training for the employees; that the employees should be sponsored to training programmes, funds and other logistics should be provided for the staff to enable them participate in training programmes as strategies to improve human resource training with the view of enhancing employees productivity and performance in Port Harcourt Polytechnic.


Human resource training, employees performance, quality, innovation productivity.

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