Examining the Effects of Training on Employee Peformance a Case Study of Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Uganda.
Author: MWANGA ULESS
Supervisor: Maurice Mukokoma
The study examined the effects of training on employee performance in KPI Ntinda, Kampala Uganda and specifically looked at the relationship between three forms of training and performance of employees. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques were applied; the quantitative technique involved a questionnaire survey of employees of KPI whilst the qualitative technique involved interviews with top level managers from three departments that revealed that KPI has a training policy. This study involved 50 respondents from various departments who work at KPI. Questionnaires were distributed and only 40 were returned from which the analysis was based. Findings of this study revealed that employees are punctual scored higher on employee performance. Findings also revealed that on all three methods of training are practiced at KPI. It was found out that there is a high positive correlation between on job training and employee performance, correlation between off job training was observed to be high and weak correlation between job rotation and performance. The researcher recommended that management should evaluate training programs to determine whether objectives are met, management to empower departments to train their employees depending on the needs, develop a budget for training. The study also recommended that organizations should create an enabling training environment for proper learning.