Role of training needs assessment on the training outcomes in insurance sector in Kenya
The study examined the role of training needs assessment on the training outcomes in the insurance sector in Kenya. A desktop methodology was used to carry out this study. This necessitated the use of secondary data obtained from publicly available sources such as published studies, reports, and statistics. This approach of data collection is used by many researchers since it saves time and lowers the cost of data collection. It is also quite reliable and has a wide variety of insights since it is compiled from well-known sources. The current study made use of online journals and libraries, both of which make secondary data readily available. The results revealed that there exist conceptual and geographical gaps relating to the study on the role of training needs assessment on the training outcomes in the insurance sector in Kenya. Most of the results from the empirical review revealed that the main role of training needs assessment on training outcomes is to ensure that the training programs implemented are effective, meet the employees’ needs and to improve the performance of the insurance sectors in Kenya. In addition, TNA enabled organizations to implement flexible, practical oriented training programs so as to keep the employees motivated. The results of the study will be of great significance to the management team of the insurance sector, since it will provide a good knowledge base on what training needs assessment involves and its role on training outcomes in the insurance sector in Kenya. Employees in the insurance sector will also benefit from the findings of this study since it will provide a well-detailed information on some of the employee needs that spearhead the implementation of training programs. The results of the study will also benefit the policymakers in the insurance sector by identifying the appropriate training needs assessment models that will improve the training outcomes of insurance firms in Kenya. Lastly, the findings of this study will serve as a foundation for literature review of researchers and academicians interested in carrying out a study related to these research topics.
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