Mohammed Sani Abdullahi


Abstract: Training and development play a crucial role in organizations in this era of competition due to the fact that organizations need to survive, excel, develop and diversify. This can be achieved by investing on employee’s training and development. Human capital differentiates between successful organization and unsuccessful organization, and organization that invest on training and development for human resource achieves both short and long run advantages. Thus, for organization to realize effective return from their investment there is need for organization to manage training and development programme with high degree of importance for the employee’s productivity to be actualized. This study is aimed to investigate the perceived effect of training and development on employee’s productivity among academic staff of Kano State Polytechnic, Nigeria. This study is quantitative in nature and causal research design was used in the study. Sample size of two hundred and thirty three (233) respondents was randomly selected out of five hundred and ninety (590) academic staffs that serve as the population of the study. Close - ended questionnaire with Likert Scale option were used as the method of data collection while multiple regression analysis were used to test the hypothesis under study through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 21. This study hypothesized that there is a positive and significant effect of training and development on employee’s productivity. The result of the study revealed that training method, training design and training delivering style has significant and positive effect on employee’s productivity among academic staffs of Kano State Polytechnic, Nigeria. This paper ends by offering useful suggestions to the management involved in the operations of the institution. Therefore, the contribution of this study is that it provokes insight amongst owners, managers, policy makers and scholars on how organization training and development practices could be enhanced in order to improve organizational effectiveness and retain human capital. This study recommends that management should not relent in their quest to train their staffs to develop new ideas that will keep improving and retaining the employee’s productivity, and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) should improve on its training policy in its entire ramification because in recent times academics are being face with new innovations and technological development in order to meet the changing trends and development or circumstances.

Keywords: Training, Human Resources, Development, Employee’s and Productivity.

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