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|Title: ||Training needs analysis in forest services division|
|Authors: ||Boakye, Joseph|
|Issue Date: ||25-Nov-2003|
|Series/Report no.: ||3814;|
|Abstract: ||The study was undertaken at Forest Services Division (FSD) to determine the actual tasks performed by the various staff categories, find out those tasks that pose problems for them and their causes, identify training gaps and find out staff perception about training.
The interview-questionnaire approach was adopted together with personal field assessment. The study revealed that there were variations in the actual tasks performed by the various staff categories and their official job description. The Forester’s position had no job description. It was observed that stall in all categories encounter problems in the performance of their tasks that were either training dependent or training independent.
The training dependent problems were due to deficiencies in the pre-service training, stall having served for long periods without training, changes in the policies and
priorities of FSD and lack of orientation for staff promoted to new positions among others. The training independent problems included poor incentives and lack of motivation.
It was unearthed that staffs had a positive perception about training and were desirous to
upgrade old skills or acquire new ones relevant to their jobs. Among the
recommendations are made are that;
1. Job descriptions should be revised to reflect the actual tasks perform by staff
2. Work should commence to develop a comprehensive job description for the Forester’s position
3. There is the need for greater collaboration between FSD and the Forestry training institutions in the country and stall pr noted should he given the requisite in-service training.
Training programmes have been put forward to address training gaps identified for all categories of staff whilst a suggestion had also gone to Management to promptly address the issue of poor logistics, incentives and motivation that negatively impinge on staff performance.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Department of Economics and Industrial Management,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial
fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Arts in Industrial Management, 2003|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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