Employees’ Training and Development Practice in Selected Ethiopian Leather Footwear Factories (Evidence from Selected Shoe Factories)

Alebel Woretaw


To survive and grow organizations must be constantly kept up to date through effective training and development programs. Employee training and development is especially important in industries with rapidly changing technology such as shoe industries.Having this in mind, the study has been conducted in Ethiopia shoe factories to assess employee training and development practices. The methodologies used to undertake the study were both primary and secondary data collection. Besides to this, the number of participants for this study was 336 employees.The finding of the study revealed that the shoe factories has weakness in training and development practice such as with respect to periodic and clear need assessment, selection criteria, training and development methods, training period’s adequacy and training evaluation. However, training and development was as such good in relation to trainer’s capabilities, stating in training and development objectives. Thus, the factories should keep up with their strengths and should alleviate their weaknesses by applying clear and scientific principles regarding human resource training and development.

Keywords: training and development

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