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Who benefits from training: big guy or small fry?

Hashim, Junaidah and Wok, Saodah (2013) Who benefits from training: big guy or small fry? Development and Learning in Organizations, 27 (3). pp. 14-17. ISSN 1477-7282

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This study aims to measure the effectiveness of training schemes and levy utilization in terms of cognitive gain and skills changes through increased knowledge and skills intensity to improve job performance among large companies and SMEs in Malaysia. The study employed questionnaires as the instrument for data collection. The questionnaire was used to gather relevant information on the effectiveness of training schemes and levy utilization among companies registered under Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). Findings – The result of this study illustrates that the training schemes have been found to be effective in increasing the employees' knowledge and skills, as well as improving the companies' performance. SMEs' performance was better off than the large companies' after receiving the training scheme. Research limitations/implications – Encouraging SMEs to provide training has been problematic owing to the absence of empirical data to support a causal relationship between training and business success. The present study reduces this knowledge by providing empirical data on the positive outcomes experienced by SMEs participated in various training schemes.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3062/29221
Uncontrolled Keywords: human resource development fund, Malaysia, small to medium-sized enterprises, SMEs training, training schemes
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H62 Study and teaching. Research
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Junaidah Hashim
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 12:38
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 12:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29221

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