Analysis of Human Resources Management Practices and Challenges in Construction Companies in Nigeria

  • Otty Emmanuela Uzoamaka
  • Nwosu Chiemezie Chisom
  • Okoro Anthony Chinemenma


This research focused on analysing Human Resources Management Practices and challenges in construction companies in Nigeria. A sample of 104 respondents was drawn from relevant professionals in construction companies. Questionnaire survey was adopted for data collection while the sampling technique was purposive. Structured questionnaires were designed and Human Resources Management Practices and challenges were examined and ranked accordingly based on their importance. Respondents were required to scale the practices and challenges based on 5 points likert scale. Relative Importance Index (RII) was used to determine the importance of each practice and challenges based on the respondents’ rating. From the study supervision/inspections, recruitment and selection, training and development and procurement of materials were ranked as the most important practices with RII of 4.23, 4.16, 3.97 and 3.95 respectively and shortage of skill manpower/labourers, outsourcing of contractors/subcontractors, occupational health and safety hazards and poor productivity improvement were ranked as the most important challenges with RII of 3.97, 3.95, 3.78 and 3.55 respectively. The study recommended that the top ranked human resources management practices in the study should be strictly adhered to by the stakeholders. The study also recommended that stakeholders should employ more skilled workers in the construction project.Keywords: Human Resources, Management, Practices, Challenges, Construction and Company