HUMAN RESOURCE TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE PERFOMANCE IN NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN UGANDA: A CASE OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY UGANDA
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The study sought to analyze the effect of human resource training on employee performance in Habitat for Humanity Uganda. Specifically establishing the relationship between On-Job and off-the-job training and employee performance in Habitat for Humanity Uganda. The cross sectional study design was adopted which used both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The study population included the managers, supervisors and staff of Habitat for Humanity Uganda which totaled up to 85 people but 70 respondents were selected for the study using purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Data was collected using questionnaires survey method and interviews method in order to get more reliable and accurate information about the study. Data from the questionnaires was coded, entered, edited for consistency and easiness in and later analyzed quantitatively using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) where correlation was used to analyze the relationship between human resource training and employee performance. The study concluded that both On-the-job and off-the-job training significantly and positively affect employee performance at Habitat for Humanity Uganda. This therefore implies that if both training programs are improved, employee performance will consequently improve. Therefore there is need for improvement in human resource training to enhance employee performance. The study recommends the need for a well-planned, competency-based approach in carrying out some of the on-the-job training programs. Habitat for Humanity Uganda needs to dedicate more funds to human resource training since it was found out to be beneficial to the organization.