An assessment of training and employee performance: evidence from the health sector in Ashanti Region

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For some time now, training of employees has become a very essential aspect of organisation and without which most organisations would have closed down. However, it is very crucial that steps are taken to solve these problems because irrespective of the type of the organisation, industry or sector, the most significant resource in the input process is the human resource. It is against this background that the researcher to explore the assessment of training on employees’ performance. The research aimed among other thingsto assess the effectiveness of the training and how training will help employees to perform well.The study reviewed literature on the concepts of training and performance as well as theories underlying their conceptualisation. The employees of the health sector were the population of the studyas the researcher selected 120 employees (sample size) out of the population. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the employees. The study found out that the youth are more dominant in the health sector and they are mostly recommended by their supervisors for training. The researcher recommended that management should try every effort to incorporate employee training programmes at all the health centres in order to elevate employee efficiency on the job to deliver up to the expected objectives of their specific tasks and to make it compulsory for every employee to be given the chance or opportunity to attend training programmes that would sharp their skills for the job and where possible based on the supervisors’ recommendation and the performance appraisal.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Managerial Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Administration (HRM option), 2014