Assessing the Effect of Training on Employee Performance Case Study Of; Mukwano Industries Limited
Author: KIRYA LENARD
Supervisor: Peter Lugemwa
The way in which companies manage human resources on the local and international scale can be seen as a key determinant of the success of their business strategies. Organizations attempting to succeed in the global business environment must invest in the acquisition and development of employees, and acquire effective managers throughout the world (Dowling and Welch, 2004; Drost et al., 2002; Schuler et al., 1993). However, as Adler and Bartholomew (1992) have suggested, organizational strategy (the what) is becoming increasingly international faster than its implementation (the how) and much faster than the development of international managers (the who)’. The study was about the effects of training on employee performance at Mukwano Industries and was guided by their objectives which included among others: To Identify existing training programs at Mukwano Industries Limited, to find out the key internal and external influences of training at Mukwano industries and to establish the relationship between training and employee performance at Mukwano industries
The study used a descriptive survey design and applied qualitative data. The study also used correlation approaches to establish the relationships amongst the study variables. A sample of 48 respondents was used and the findings were analyzed using SPSS. The data was presented using tables and frequency tables. The study established the relationship between training and employee performance.
The study made several recommendations among which was that organizations hire counselors or psychologists to assist workers who have other difficulties in life to remain focused in their jobs despite the challenges they are facing out of the office. Having psychologists at the place of work would also be a catalyst for improved performance because workers who have social problems be it at the place of work or out of it have a chance to talk about them and receive appropriate assistance