TRAINING MANAGEMENT AS AN ANTECEDENT OF TRAINING TRANSFER

Azman Ismail, Nurul Afiqah Foboy, Azmawaty Mohamad Nor, Anis Anisah Abdullah, Yusof Ismail

Abstract

Present literature related to human resource development highlights that training management is a strategic human resource management policy. This issue has been viewed as a remarkable phenomenon in dynamic organizations. Recent studies mostly published in the 21st century  proved that the ability of management to plan and implement training programs may produce a noteworthy effect on work related attitudes, particularly in training transfer. This study incorporates a cross-sectional design as it delivers flexibility to the researchers in incorporating the training management literature, a self-administered questionnaires and semi-structured interview to gather data from participants at a military medical corps using a purposive sampling method. They are the administrators, medical doctors, nurses and supporting staff who work in different divisions within the organization. The SmartPLS path model analysis was utilized to analyze the validity and reliability of the instrument, and thus testing the research hypotheses. The results of SmartPLS path model analysis revealed that the implementation of communication and assignment in managing training programs had led to higher employees’ motivation to transfer, while  implementation of support in managing training programs had not led to higher employees’ motivation to transfer in the organizational sample. Therefore, this study further suggests that communication and assignment should be considered as a critical success factor for the training management domain, as well as external and internal obstacles should be comprehensively evaluated to maintain and achieve the training goals in an era of knowledge-based organization.

 

Keywords: Assignment, communication, support, training management, training transfer.

 

Cite as: Ismail, A., Foboy, N. A., Mohamad Nor, A., Abdullah, A. A., & Ismail, Y. (2019).  Training management as an antecedent of training transfer. Journal of Nusantara Studies, 4(1), 136-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jonus.vol4iss1pp136-158

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