The Effect of Training on Professional Employees’ Job Performance; the case of Ministry of Health

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Addis Ababa University


According to Cole (2002) the quality of human resource is an asset to any organization thus training has become an issue that has to be faced by every organization. The major purpose of the study was basically to find out issues of employee training and how it affects the performance of employees in Ministry of Health. To conduct this study an explanatory survey method was employed. And a simple random sampling technique was used. The data were collected through questionnaire, unstructured interview and document analysis. The samples for this purpose were taken from total of 1148 Ministry of Health employees which 116 have participated. Data analysis was made using explanatory design analysis method further analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The major findings were the reaction of employees towards facility of training was satisfactory, skill development has taken place through training, MOH has an induction/orientation training that creates an excellent opportunity for new comers to learn the norms and values of the organization also training helps employees to work efficiently and effectively Results from the correlation analysis indicate that there exists a significant and moderate relationship between training and job performance. The other finding was revealed using multiple regression analysis the specific analysis showed that both on the job and off the job types of training affects employees performance. Thus the following recommendations were forwarded. The organization is doing well with regards to induction/orientation training, but the timing of the training should be given a due attention. The training practice in MOH should be kept under constant review. MOH should keep on providing both on the job and off the job types of training practices for employees in order to increase their job performance.



Human Resource