—There is currently a growing realisation in the business environment of the importance of people advantage for organsations’ competitive advantage. Training plays an imperative role in improving and updating employee skills and competencies. In turn, this leads to value addition, thus increasing organisations’ performance. This study aims to analyse the impact of training and development practices on the organisational performance of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The study empirically tests the effect of training and development on financial performance with employee competence and learning interest acting as mediating mechanisms. The study also analyses the impact of employee training and development practices on individual, group, and organisational learning. The findings suggest that (1) the organisation needs to deliver consistent training and development initiatives relevant to the needs of employees and (2) focus on addressing identified skills, knowledge and abilities gaps to enhance its performance.
—Training, development, individual, group, organization, learning, organisational performance.
Abhinanda Gautam is with Regenesys Business School, Gauteng, South Africa (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Abhinanda Gautam and Devin Shutte, "Relative Perceived Effectiveness of Training and Development Practices on the Organisational Performance — Case Analysis of the South African Broadcasting Association," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.7, no.6, pp. 210-215, 2016.