Employee Training and Organisational Performance: A case of Ministry of Health, Uganda
Kamanzi, Bernadette Mutuzo
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The general objective of the study was to examine the employee training and organizational performance using a case of Ministry of Health, Uganda. Three objectives guided this study namely: to assess the effect of refresher courses, career development and mentoring on organizational performance (Ministry of Health). This study used a cross sectional design adopting quantitative and qualitative approaches in sampling, data collection and analysis. A total of 95 surveys were distributed and 61 were returned making a total response rate of 64.2%. This was chosen both purposively and simple randomly. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in analyzing quantitative data and themes and content analytical tools were used in analyzing qualitative data. With regards to the first objective, refreshers were found to have a positive effect on performance of Ministry of Health r= .173. On the second objective, career development was found to have a positive effect on performance of Ministry of Health of forty one and eight tenths r= .437**. On the last objective, mentoring was found to have a positive effect on performance of Ministry of Health of seventeen and seven tenths r= .400*. It was concluded that if the performance of an organization is to take place, it is important that employees are trained through providing them with refresher, career development and mentorship training programs. It was recommended that whenever trainings are organized the MoH management should support and facilitate them. The study recommends that there is need for MoH to give an opportunity to its employees to further their studies training for example attending short-term courses and long term courses. Employers should ensure that their staff feels comfortable and safe with mentorship, both physically and emotionally.