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Effects of Employee Development on Employee Performance: A Case of USIU-Africa

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dc.contributor.author Asaba, Immaculate
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T07:44:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T07:44:47Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4087
dc.description A Research Project Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Business Administration en_US
dc.description.abstract The general objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of employee development on employee performance a case of USIU Africa. Three specific objectives were employed: To determine the influence of skills attainment on employee performance, to identify the influence of team behavioral change on employee development and to identify the effect of individual behavioral change on employee performance. This study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 343 USIU employees. Data was collected through questionnaires distributed to the different respondents by hand and through electronic mail and thereafter collected after submission. Only 232 responded from a targeted sample of 245 respondents and this gave a 95% response rate. The demographic data was tabulated using frequency and percentages. Pearson’s correlations and regression analysis were used to describe the data. The findings were then presented using tables and figures. The results revealed that USIU uses delegation and empowerment to enhance employee performance. There is a high level of employee involvement in organizational processes and decision-making and employees are encouraged to communicate during employee development activities. A Pearson correlation was done between employee performance and skill attainment concluded that skill attainment, positively and significantly influenced employee performance at USIU. The regression analysis showed that 50.1% of the variation in employee performance was explained by the variations in skill attainment. The study also revealed that training and development has helped improve performance. It was also established that employees take responsibility of my long term individual development as well as enhanced employee responsibility is good for performance. A Pearson correlation between employee performance and individual behaviour concluded that individual behaviour positively and significantly influenced employee performance at USIU. The regression analysis results showed that 25.5% of the variation in employee performance was explained by the variations in individual behaviour. It was also established that USIU management motivates its employees to participate in the employee development programs and activities. Employee creativity and competence enhances employee performance. A Pearson correlation done to establish the relationship between employee performance and team behaviour concluded that team behaviour positively and significantly influenced employee performance at USIU. The regression results showed that 43.1% of the variation in employee performance was explained by the variations in Team behaviour. It was concluded that there are laid down employee development programs at USIU and the Organization uses delegation and empowerment to enhance employee performance. Secondly, Managers motivates employees to participate in the employee development programs and activities, and engaging employees in creativity and competence enhances employee performance. Lastly, it was established that training and development has helped improve performance although the organization lack coaching and mentoring programs. Employee agreed to take responsibility long term individual development. Employee development is important for both my professionally and personal growth as well as empowered staff to carry out their duties without any difficulty. It was recommended that USIU as an institution need to improve to create employee awareness on the importance of effective communication in the institutions performance. More emphasis should also be put on the workplace ethics. It was also recommended that there is a need for the institution to come up with more growth opportunities after holding training, such move would make employees have serious consideration for the trainings offered. Lastly, there is a need for the institution to increase employee participation in decision making and major activities as this was enhance employee performance. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Employee Development en_US
dc.subject Employee Performance en_US
dc.subject USIU-Africa en_US
dc.title Effects of Employee Development on Employee Performance: A Case of USIU-Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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