Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)
Influence of employee training on employee engagement in non-governmental organizations operating in Meru County, Kenya
Author(s): Leah Wangui Mutumbu, Dr. Guyo S. Huka, Morris Kiambi Muketha
Abstract: Employee engagement is the level of dedication and connection a worker has towards their organization and its values. It is a win-win approach for employees and employers and a key factor for employee’s positive contribution towards organizational achievement. On the other hand, Nongovernmental organizations are on the rise at a high rate in Kenya and while research supporting the possible significance of employee engagement is obvious, research regarding how to build employee engagement is remarkably undeveloped in the nongovernmental organizations sector. The study sought to explore the influence of employee training on employee engagement in NGO’s operating in Meru County, Kenya. Descriptive research design and purposive sampling technique was used. The study adopted structured close ended questionnaires as research instrument and split halves reliability test technique was adopted. A score of 0.85 was obtained which satisfied reliability test for social sciences. The target population was employees in 26 NGO’s operating in Meru County. The sample size was 172 respondents drawn from 3 organizations with a response rate of 72.09%. Regression analysis of the obtained data revealed that an increase in employee training, by one unit would increase employee engagement by 0.363 (36.3%). Chi-squire test results also indicated statistically significant relationship between training and employees engagement.