STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: A CASE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES RESEARCH COLLABORATION
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This work presents study findings on staff development and employee performance, a case of Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration. The study was based on the following objectives; to establish the effect of off job training on employee performance at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration, to examine the effect of on-the-job training on employee performance at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration, and to establish the effect of team building on employee performance at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration. In total, a sample of 177 respondents was selected from 214 employees at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration. The sample size was obtained using purposive sampling, simple random sampling and census. The study used quantitative and qualitative techniques for data collection and analysis. Study findings revealed that on-the-job training significantly influences employee performance, off the job performance influences employee performance and team building also significantly influences employee performance. The study concluded that on-the-job training, off job training and team building have a significant positive effect on employee performance. The study recommends that management at IDRC provides further training to mentors so that they can subsequently offer appropriate skills to new employees. Relatedly, the study further recommends that management at IDRC organizes regular workshops for staff members in different departments. The study also recommends that management at IDRC organizes team building retreats at departmental level to enable members share and discuss matters that affect performance at the workplace.