The Professional Development of Employees in Banks of Pakistan: A comparative study of public and private banks in Punjab Pakistan

Muhammed Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan Shakoor, Syed Shahzaib Pirzada


The primary objective of the research was to determine the influence of Professional development of employee’s knowledge, skills and experience by the Training.  A phenomenon widely quoted in HR literature as professional development. To this end, the researcher initially identified twenty elements constituting professional developments of employees of banks in Punjab Pakistan. Subsequently, the magnitude of influence of each constituent elements of professional development in different functional areas of banking operations was analyzed.

Co-deductive method of research was followed. The instrument of data collection was a questionnaire comprising many items which measured perception of respondents about the level of different variables ( improvement of quality of research, orientation of new employees, solution of organization problems, preparation of staff for promotion, provision of personal growth of employees, sufficient time of training, adequate schedules of training, effective  contents of training, highly competent trainers and adequate provision of training material) available to them in the training environment. Besides, the questionnaire measured perception about degree of Training in most important areas of banking operations. Sample size of this research consisted of 100 bank officers of 7 banks with 20 branches located in Bahawalpur. Data was collected by personal contacts. All twenty variables showed significant t- results. Additionally the strength of relationship was measured by the help of Mean and standard deviation at 0.05 significance level. The study brought out a number of important findings which necessitated formulation of HR initiatives for bringing about tangible improvement in professional developments at banks that will eventually enhance levels of training. 

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