Staff development and employee welfare practices and their effect on productivity in three special libraries in Ghana.
Staff development and employee welfare are valuable assets in an organization since an organization's primary aims are productivity and profitability. Every organization primarily needs committed and dedicated staff that will help the organization to meet its tactical and strategic objectives. The study examines whether staff development policies exist in three special libraries in Ghana, and whether training programmes are being offered to increase staff competence, efficiencies and performance. It was also aimed at assessing staff welfare practices and how these affect productivity and performance. In conducting the survey, two sets of questionnaires were drawn up. One set was administered to management and the other set went to Library staff. The survey revealed that all the organizations under study have staff development policies and training programmes for staff to enhance their capabilities and efficiency. Again, the survey revealed that staff welfare is catered for since several motivational avenues and incentive packages are available to boost their morale.
Keywords: Staff Development, Employee Welfare, Productivity, Special Libraries, Ghana
Ghana Library Journal Vol. 19 (1) 2007 pp. 83-96