The Effects of Training and Development on Employees’ Performance in the Hunger Project - Ghana

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Organizations today are required to function in a world full of change and complexity, and it is more important than ever to have the right employees in order to survive the surrounding competition. In any organization that offers services or products to the general public, a critical and key area of relevance is the performance of its employees. One of the larger aspects of developing employees’ skills and abilities is the actual organizational focus on the employee to become better, either as a person or as a contributor to the organization. Performance is an extremely important criterion that relates to organizational outcomes and success. The main aim of the study was to assess the impact of training and development on employees’ performance. The focus of the study was The Hunger Project-Ghana. Descriptive survey was adopted as the research design. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting a sample size. It was realized from the study that, training provided in the organization was as a response to what competitions are doing and also they were provided only when problems occur. Most of the respondents were of the view that there were no training and development policies in the organization. Majority of the respondents indicated that, the average training days per employee provided in a year were between the ranges of one to two days. It was recommended that the organization should try its best to come up with the training and development policies and practices since they are the strategic link between the organization’s vision and its day-to-day operations. It was also suggested that a Human Resource Unit be established to take charge of training and development needs of employees.
A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters of Business Administration