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Journal of Engineering Management and Competitiveness (JEMC)
2016, vol. 6, iss. 2, pp. 99-110
article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 13/01/2017
doi: 10.5937/jemc1602099O
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Examining the effect of training strategies on employees' performance in the Libyan construction industry
University Utara Malaysia, School of Economics, Finance and Banking, College of Business, Sintok, Kedah State, Malaysia



Training is described as a structured intervention that is aimed at enhancing and improving key elements vital in individual performance. In other words, training and development consist of set of strategies, policies, lessons, tools and procedures designed to enhance the members or the employees at the organization. This study examined the effect of training strategies on the employees' performance in the Libyan construction companies. The population of this study consisted of the employees who worked in the construction companies in the eastern and central parts of Libya. A substantial literature review was done to obtain the information on training strategies and the development of human resources. A total of 400 designed structured questionnaires were distributed randomly to employees such as managers, heads of departments, technicians and workers in the selected companies. Of these, 243 questionnaires were duly completed and returned, yielding a response rate of 60.8%. As results, it was found that the perception level towards training strategies was high (mean=3.34, sd=0.62). The results showed that there were significant relationships between all dimensions of training strategies and objective achievement. Training from the point of view of the trainers was found to have strong relationship with objective achievement (r=0.620, p<0.01), followed by administrative and supervisory services (r=0.589, p<0.01), curricula of training program (r=0.529, p<0.01) and trainers (r=0.418, p<0.01). There were also significant relationships between motivation and desire to change with training objective achievement.



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