This study aimed to examine the effect of training needs analysis on employees’ performance on selected manufacturing industry in Nairobi City County, Kenya. To determine the effect of organization analysis on employees’ Performance in the selected manufacturing industry; to establish the effect of task analysis on employees’ performance in the selected manufacturing industry; to determine effect of person analysis on employees’ Performance selected manufacturing industry; to examine the effect of performance analysis on employees’ Performance selected manufacturing industry. The study was descriptive design. 594 manufacturing companies in Nairobi County were targeted. The sample for the study was selected using simple random sampling. The sample size used was 76 manufacturing firms. Data collection tool was structured questionnaires which collected both qualitative and quantitative data. Piloting was done to determine the validity and reliability of the study instrument. Analysis was done using SPSS (Version 20). Qualitative data was tested using content analysis. Additional information was provided using secondary data collected from documented data and reports. Descriptive statistics such as mean, std. dev. and percentages were used in analyzing collected data and the information was presented in tables and graphs. The relationship between the study’s variables was determined using correlation analysis. The study found that Organizational Needs Analysis positively relate with employees’ Performance in the selected manufacturing industry; Person Analysis positively relate with employees’ Performance in the selected manufacturing industry in Kenya; Work/Task Analysis positively relate with employees’ Performance in the selected manufacturing industry and Performance Analysis positively relate with employees’ Performance in the selected manufacturing industry. The study therefore recommends that the management of the organization should conduct organizational need analysis since it will enable the organization to identify problems or inefficiencies in the organization and therefore enable it to resolve the issues in the organization. The organization should conduct person analysis to help them identify individuals in the organization who should receive training and also determine the knowledge skills and abilities of employees to establish where their performance will be best in the organization. Management of the organization should also characterize workloads that result to interference of performance in order to attain general maximum utilization.

Keywords: Employee performance, Manufacturing companies, Organization analysis, Performance Analysis, Person analysis, Task analysis, Training needs analysis.

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