The Effect of Staff Training on Job Satisfaction in Uganda a Case Study of Vision Group of Companies At Head Office, Plot 19/21 First Street Industrial Area, Kampala.
Author: MUHUMUZA JOSEPH
Supervisor: Edward Ssemwogerere Anselm
The main aim of this research was to establish whether staff training has any effect on job satisfaction in Vision group of companies.
The research questions were formulated to establish how training needs are assed, to establish the determinants of staff training on job satisfaction in Vision Group of Companies and to find out the benefits of staff training on job satisfaction in Vision Group of Companies.
The population used for the study comprised of 55 respondents who included members from different departments such as Top management section, Television section, Radio section and Marketing section who selected using both simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques.
A questionnaire which contained close and open ended questions, an interview guide, observation checklist and documentary review checklist, were the major tools used to investigate the impact of effect of staff training on job satisfaction in Vision Group of companies.
The key findings were that; the effects of staff training are; (44,44%) of the respondents argued that Attracts high quality employees might be one of the effects of staff training, (26.67%) of the respondents supported Allowing better use of human resource, (11.11%) supported ensuring an adequate supply of staff, (13.33%) also supported Leading to promotional opportunities while (4.44%) supported other effects of staff training on job satisfaction. This implies that staff training has gotten a valid effect on job satisfaction with attracting high quality.
The results also revealed the determinants of staff training on job satisfaction whereby (24.44%) of the respondents supported salary as a determinant of staff training, (26.67%) also supported job involvement as a determinant of staff training, (20.0%) supported interesting and varied tasks, (11.11%) supported degree of social interaction at work, (6.67%) supported working environment, (6.67%) supported real opportunities for promotion and (4.44%) supported other determinants of staff training. This signifies that staff training is determined by many factors with salary and job involvement as the most prominent determinant.
The findings also revealed some of the benefits of staff training on job satisfaction whereby (46.6%) of the respondents supported higher morale as a benefit of staff training, (26.67%) supported lower cost of production, (13.33%) supported lower turnover, (8.89%) support change in management while (4.44%) supported other benefits of staff training on job satisfaction.