Juliana Wambui Wachiuri, Dr. Elizabeth Nambuswa Makokha


The purpose of the study is to determine the influence of training and development on employee performance at the County Government of Kiambu. The study was guided by the following specific objectives: to determine the effect of training methods on performance of employees at the County Government of Kiambu; and to establish the effect of development programs on performance of employees at the County Government of Kiambu. This study adopted a descriptive research design to assess the effectiveness of the training and development on employee performance. The target population all the employees at supervisory level, middle managers of Kiambu county. The study adopted census since the target population was small. Data collection instrument was structured questionnaire. Pilot testing was done to test the validity and reliability of research instrument. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and presented in tabular form through the use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24. Data was subjected to correlation and Multiple Regression Statistical Methods to test the significant levels of the independent over the dependent variables. The results also revealed that training methods has significant effect on employee performance at County governments of Kiambu. In addition, the results revealed that development programmes have significant effect on employee performance at County governments of Kiambu. Every organization and its management should come up with different training methods including the organization culture and structure, available resources allocated to employee training, the trainees characteristics such as individuals, teams of group, departmental training, general or technical training and the identified needs that precipitate the training activity. The study findings are useful for human resource management practice, policy formulation and research works. The study findings help counties in evaluating the importance of training and development on employee performance at County Governments in Kenya.

Key Words: Training and Development, training methods, development programs, performance of employees, County Government of Kiambu

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