The nexus between human resource management practices and workplace deviant behaviour in manufacturing companies in Rivers State, Nigeria, was investigated in this study. The sample was conducted in a cross-sectional manner. This study looked at 470 staff from six manufacturing companies. In order to minimize bias in sample case collection, this analysis utilized a simple random sampling method. The primary data was collected using a questionnaire that was provided to each respondent. The spearman rank order correlation coefficient was used to analyze the results. According to the findings, human resources management practices (compensation and employee relations) had a negative significant relationship with both interpersonal and organizational deviant behaviour, with the exception of compensation and interpersonal deviance, which had no significant relationship. It was determined that an efficient human resource management practice in terms of compensation and employee relations is critical in reducing the occurrence of deviant behaviour by manufacturing employees. As a result, the study proposed that manufacturing company management improve workforce relations by caring for workers' well-being and maintaining industrial cohesion, which would further minimize individual and corporate deviant conduct.
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