Jane Wanjiru Kagwa, Dr. Samson Paul Nyang’au


Human Resource Development programs improve workforce competence in order to create a competitive advantage and contribute to organizational success. The main objective of this study was to establish the influence of human resource development programs on employee productivity in Ministry of Energy, Kenya. Specifically, the study was to assess the influence of training programs on employee productivity and establish the influence of job rotation on employee productivity in Ministry of Energy, Kenya. The research design used in the study was descriptive survey. The population in this study comprised of 221 employees and the sample size was 143 generated according to Slovin’s Formula. Pilot study was 10% of the sample size.  The analysis involved both inferential statistics and descriptive statistics. The data was presented inform tables and figures. The response rate was 83.72%. The independent variables attributed examined in the study were Training Programs, and Job Rotation Program. Descriptive analysis such as frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data which was summarized using figures and tables. Correlation analysis was used to examine the strength of the effect of Training Programs, and Job Rotation Program on employee productivity in Ministry of Energy, Kenya.  Regression analysis was used to examine the nature of the effect of Training Programs, and Job Rotation Program on employee productivity in Ministry of Energy. The findings of the study demonstrated that Training Programs and Job Rotation Program have a positive effect on employee productivity in Ministry of Energy. The study therefore recommends the inclusion of Human Resource Development programs in the strategic plans of Ministry of Energy. The study also recommends that training approaches and participation of staff should be improved.

Key Words: Human resource development programs, Employee productivity, Training programs, Job rotation

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