Oluchi Atoyebi

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6 Ways to Improve Employee Experience in your Company Starting Now

6 Ways to Improve Employee Experience in your Company Starting Now. The success or failure of a company 80% lies on the contribution of individual employees to your business. Although most companies aim to be customer-centric, it is imperative to understand and implement effective employee experience. Therefore, identifying, comprehending, and taking action on what factors …

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Finishing the Year on a High: 5 Ways to Reward Employee Performance

Finishing The Year on a High: 5 Ways to Reward Employee Performance. The perfect recipe that can guarantee the growth of any startup or SMEs in Nigeria includes having a strong customer database, an efficient & motivated team, and most importantly clear and achievable business objectives. Typically, business objectives are strategies that help describe the commitment to …

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Advancing Business Objectives Through Human Resource Management in SMES in Nigeria

Advancing Business Objectives Through Human Resource Management in SMES in Nigeria. The perfect recipe that can guarantee the growth of any startup or SMEs in Nigeria includes having a strong customer database, an efficient & motivated team, and most importantly clear and achievable business objectives. Typically, business objectives are strategies that help describe the commitment …

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Is Data Still King? Why Data Is A Strategic Focus For Modern Organizations.

Is Data Still King? Why Data Is A Strategic Focus For Modern Organizations. For more than two decades, we have been swayed by the famous Bill Gates phrase “Content is King”. While that might have been the case, with the recent rise in technology and application of data in areas such as Financial Technology, Digital …

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The Future of Work: What Work Will Look Like in 2022

The Future of Work: What Work Will Look Like in 2022. Surviving the different challenges and adopting new business models post-pandemic, it is becoming quiteevident that the pandemic is only one of the few factors that will influence the future of work in 2022. Even though, in the last couple of months, there has been …

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Succession Planning: The Business Case, How to Go About it, and Why it Matters Today

Succession Planning: The Business Case, How to go About it, and Why it Matters Today. The overarching goal of change management is the successful implementation of new processes, products and business strategies while reducing the negative outcomes. Change management goes beyond project management and technical tasks and leverages on people. The business world is constantly …

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How To Navigate Organizational Change

How to Navigate Organizational Change and 5 Tips to Help You Succeed. The overarching goal of change management is the successful implementation of new processes, products and business strategies while reducing the negative outcomes. Change management goes beyond project management and technical tasks and leverages on people. The business world is constantly needing to evolve. …

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Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion in The Nigerian Workplace: WHAT You Need to Know. Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace A diverse workforce (in age, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation) can be very beneficial to any organization. There are numerous benefits of diversity in any organization from increased innovation to better decision making, and higher rates …

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Laws Governing Employment Relationship in Nigeria

In establishing any organizational endeavor, an employment contract must be drawn up. In Nigeria, the employment relationship is governed primarily by the sources of employment laws in the country. A proper understanding of the laws that govern an employment relationship and adherence to laws that guide employees’ rights and employers’ obligations, can protect the company from serious human rights violations.

This article provides a guide to laws governing the employment relationship in Nigeria, from the sources of the law, the scope of the law, to the tenets of a typical employment contract.

There are two (2) broad categories of employees in Nigeria, namely:

“Workers”, defined under the Labour Act as those “who are generally employees who perform manual labour or clerical work”; and
“Employees”, who perform administrative, executive, technical or professional functions (referred to as “Non-workers”).

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