ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN PETROLEUM COMPANIES IN UGANDA
Keywords:On-the-Job Training, Employee Performance, Petroleum Companies, Uganda
Background: The study sought to examine the relationship between on-the-job training and employee performance in petroleum companies in Uganda. The study was based on the following objectives; (i) to examine the relationship between job rotation and employee performance in petroleum companies in Uganda; (ii) to examine the relationship between coaching and employee performance in petroleum companies in Uganda, and (iii) to assess the relationship between induction and employee performance in petroleum companies in Uganda.
Results: The study adopted a correlational research design and collected data using a self-administered questionnaire. The results obtained highlighted that; (i) there is a statistically significant positive relationship between job rotation and employee performance in petroleum companies (r = .492, p<.05); (ii) there is a statistically significant positive relationship between coaching and employee performance in petroleum companies (r = .619, p<.05), and (iii) there is a statistically significant positive relationship between induction and employee performance in petroleum companies in Uganda (r = .670, p<.05). It was observed that the three variables tested were related to employee performance in petroleum companies in Uganda.
Conclusions: The study recommends that as part of on-the-job training induction, coaching and job rotation should be implemented in that respective order to improve employee performance.
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