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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 2)
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Factors Inhibiting Effective Staff Training: Cases of Temeke Municipal and Kisarawe District Councils, Tanzania

Viscal Kihongo
Corresponding Author:  Viscal Kihongo 

Key words:  Effectiveness, inhibiting factors, staff training, Tanzania, , ,
Vol. 3 , (2): 123-130
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2011 March, 14 2011 April, 20 2011 May, 15
Abstract:

This study examined the factors inhibiting effective staff training at the councils of Temeke Municipality and Kisarawe District in Tanzania. A case study design was employed, with data collected from 47 respondents. The instruments used to collect data were questionnaires and secondary information sources. To report the findings, descriptive statistics was used. The data were validated using mean percentages. On the whole, the study findings identified lack of proper training policies and programmes, lack of or inadequate training fund allocation, lack of top management commitment towards staff training, coupled with malpractices such as favouritism and staff training fragmentation as the main factors inhibiting effective staff training in the study area. As a result, the study provides four recommendations aimed at redressing the situation. First, local government authorities should formulate clear staff training policies and provide well-designed training programmes. Second, local government authorities should increase their staff training budget allocations in addition to establishing a specific unit to oversee and co-ordinate staff training initiatives and all related matters. Third, the top management of such authorities should make an unwavering commitment to staff training. Four, the selection of training candidates should be based on the organisationís assessed training needs and the suitability of those candidates to avoid malpractices of favouritism.
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Viscal Kihongo, 2011. Factors Inhibiting Effective Staff Training: Cases of Temeke Municipal and Kisarawe District Councils, Tanzania.  Asian Journal of Business Management, 3(2): 123-130.
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