PRACTICES OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND JOB SATISFACTION IN FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA, NIGERIAAbstract:
Employees’ job satisfaction and healthy practices of employee relations are important factors for an effective organisational system. This study examined the practices of employee relations and job satisfaction in the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. The data collected was primary and cross-sectional. A convenience sampling technique was used in selecting 190 participants in the organisation. The results showed that the perceived practices of employee relations include the creation of better working conditions (x̅ = 3.77) and provision of opportunities for participation (x̅ = 3.63). Letters (x̅ = 4.56) and group meetings (x̅ = 4.41 were the tools of employee relations used often (x̅ = 3.62). The major employees’ satisfaction on the job was job achievement (x̅ = 3.97). There was a significant association between the frequency of use of tools of employee relations and job satisfaction and job satisfaction (r = 0.253; p < 0.05) and between the employees’ perception about the practices of employee relations and job satisfaction. (r = 0.50; p < 0.05) and job satisfaction. Based on the results of the study, it was recommended that the organisation should recognize its employees as its valuable assets and invest in the training of its employees on relations management.