Relationship between training and employee commitment at Kenya Ports Authority
Training is an important aspect of human resource management in any organisation and enables companies to gain a competitive advantage. Training and development can serve as additional levers for enhancing engagement and commitment. Through training an organization can help new and current employees acquire the knowledge and skills they need to perform their jobs and employees who enhance their skills through training are more likely to engage fully in their work, because they derive satisfaction from mastering new tasks. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between training and employee commitment at KPA. Literature review was done from various sources with more emphasis on more current literature from renowned authors in human resource management. Descriptive design was used and the research was conducted through a survey. A total of 80 employees were targeted but only 72 responded to the questionnaires. The data collection tool used was a questionnaire with closed and open-ended questions guided by the contents of the literature review and aimed at achieving the set objective. The results obtained from the questionnaire were first summarized in a data preparation process and results were analyzed using the descriptive analysis and use of graphical techniques. Tables were used to show percentages and trends in the data. In order to measure the spread of the data over the sample population, mean scores and standard deviations were calculated and correlation analysis conducted. The study revealed that there is a strong correlation between training and employee commitment to the organization.