Assessing the Impact of Training on Staff Performance: Evidence from Ghana Health Service in the Kumasi Metropolis

Victoria Timah


The quest for quality efficient workforce in the attainment of organizational goals continues to attract attention from organizations in their desire to remain competitive in the business arena. This study sought to assess the impact of training on staff performance at the Ghana Health Service in the Kumasi Metropolis (GHS-K). The research was conducted through questionnaire administration on the impact of staff training and development at GHS-K. The questionnaire was administered to randomly selected health workers at the selected public hospitals and staff of GHS-K. The data collected were analyzed to yield frequencies and percentages of responses. The results showed that In-service training (85.0%) as part of on-the-job training types dominate training programmes organized by GHS-Kumasi Metro and that greater number of these programmes are routine (66.0%) in nature and as such do not base on training- needs assessment. The study also shows that the organization of training and development programmes at GHS-K has brought some remarkable improvement (59.0%) in the performance of employees, and that financial constraints (64.0%) and lack of organizational objectives (54.0%) pose a challenge to its sustenance. The study concludes that as more training programmes in varying forms are given to employees and right procedures adopted, better performance of job execution will be achieved.

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