Employee Training and Development, and Organisational Performance: A Study of Small-Scale Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria


  • Patrick Ohunmah IGUDIA, PhD Department of Business Administration, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma


Training, organisational performance, productivity, employee performance


This study investigates the impact of employee training on organisational performance with focus on small manufacturing firms in the table (Sachet) water subsector. The organisational scope of the study consisted of two table water factories(Lumen Christi Table Water and Ever-Well Table Water) both at Uromi in Edo State, Nigeria. Organisations train their employees for several reasons one of which is to bridge the existing knowledge and skills gaps in order to increase the effectiveness and productivity level of the employees which ultimately would translate to the overall organisational productivity. Pursuant to this objective, a survey research design was adopted. One hundred and thirty seven (137) respondents made up the total population and sample size used for the study. The study made use of data from primary source – the questionnaire. Data was analysed using Person Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and the one-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test with the aid of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25. Results of the hypotheses tests revealed as follows: that the extent to which unsystematic approach to employee training impacted organisational performance was high; that the extent of impact of training design on employee performance was high; that the extent to which training delivery style affected employee performance was high; that there was a very strong positive relationship between employee perception of training and organisational performance; and finally, that the extent to which employee training impacted organisational performance was high. Based on these findings, the study recommends, among others, that a mechanism should be created for proper assessment and evaluation of employee performance after each training exercise as this will ensure that only employees who require training are sent on training


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Patrick Ohunmah IGUDIA, PhD. (2022). Employee Training and Development, and Organisational Performance: A Study of Small-Scale Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria. American Journal of Economics and Business Management, 5(5), 38–54. Retrieved from https://globalresearchnetwork.us/index.php/ajebm/article/view/1055