Assessing the effect of training and development on employee performance at Anglogold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine

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Employee training and development is an important tool that equips workers of an organization with various skills and knowledge for effective execution of tasks. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of training and development on employee performance at AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), Obuasi Mine. The approach in terms of data collection involved mainly the use of questionnaires. In all, a total of 200 questionnaireswere administered by the researcher. A total number of 160 questionnaires were retrieved from respondents and they were valid for the analysis. These 160 responses were analyzed using Microsoft Excel and the final results then presented in tables, bar graphs and pie charts. The study revealed that training and development have positive impact on employees’ performance. The employees agreed that they are able to transfer the knowledge and skills acquired to their working environment. Though effectiveness of the training and development is high, the study revealed that there is inconsistency in the application of training and development policies and procedures. Based on the findings of the study it is recommended that management should have well planned; systematic and coordinated training and development programmes throughout the organization and also ensure that there is adequate budget allocation to finance the implementation of training and development programs in the company.
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 (MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPTION). 2014