The effect of career development activities on employee performance: A case study of world agroforestry centre
International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya; CGIAR, Kenya
Career development initiatives by organizations are a key retention tool and ensure that the best talent is retained. Career development activities give employees a clear focus about their career track and also ensure their career aspirations are met. Career development focuses on a whole range of activities and this research specifically addressed: mentoring, coaching and formal training activities, and their effect on employee performance. The key objectives were to establish whether mentoring, coaching and formal training had an effect on employee performance in ICRAF, a research-based institution. The research design adopted was descriptive research and the target population was 385, from which a sample of 277 was drawn. The study yielded a response rate of 76%. The data was analysed using multiple regression analysis and yielded significant results. © Common Ground, Hazel Gachoka Gachunga, Esther Wamoto, All Rights Reserved.