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The Impact of Training and Development on production at Porto in Richards-Bay

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dc.contributor.advisor Edwards, S.D.
dc.contributor.author Moyo, Mike Kondwani
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-15T09:38:43Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-15T09:38:43Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1162
dc.description submitted to the faculty of commerce & administration in the fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of masters in administration: industrial psychology in the department of industrial psychology at the University of Zululand, South Africa,2005. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this study is to find out if training and development of labour has any impact in facilitating a positive effect towards the production process in any organisation. The results of this study therefore intends to shed some light in how training and development should be conducted as well as how the different types of training programmes could be improved. In the same effort the study also intends to sensitize PORTO's employees on how the industry benefits from effective training programmes, and how this affects the surrounding communities. The study further intends to evaluate the effectiveness of training different types of employees at different levels of production using various training methods. The study identifies effective training programmes and methods, and then make recommendations on how they could be improved. The study also identifies some of PORTO's shortcomings as far as training and development issues are concerned including the absence of evaluation tools of training programmes. In that light, the study proposes that the organisation designs such toojs or instruments which could evaluate individual's improvement in performance through these training programmes. Pre and post testing, the use of the suggested questionnaires, as well as the use of score sheets are suggested as instruments or tools that could be used to evaluate employee's performance and subsequently the impact of training interventions on production. The findings interestingly also indicate the relationship between training development and skills level. The argument is that training and development improves the skill level which also improves performance. Therefore, to increase production, efforts should be made to improve the skill levels of employees across the board. The researcher also hopes that an improvement in these areas, would consequently improve the economic situation of the industry and the welfare of the surrounding communities. The study further looks at the other factors that improve performance. The study then gives out suggestions and recommendations on how to run effective training and development programme. It also gives out solutions to some of the problems that were identified along with suggestions for further research related to this area of study en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Labor productivity--South Africa--Richards Bay. en_US
dc.subject Occupational training--South Africa--Richards Bay. en_US
dc.subject Business and education--South Africa--Richards Bay en_US
dc.subject Employees--Training of--South Africa--Richards Bay--Cost effectiveness. en_US
dc.title The Impact of Training and Development on production at Porto in Richards-Bay en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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