The effect of soft skills and training methodology on employee performance

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of soft skill acquisition and the training methodology adopted on employee work performance

Rosli Ibrahim; Ali Boerhannoeddin; Kazeem Kayode Bakare

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of soft skill acquisition and the training methodology adopted on employee work performance
  • This study estimated the relationships between employees’ acquisition of soft skills, the training methodology adopted by the trainer, and work performance
  • The results indicate that the two predictors – soft skill acquisition and training methodology – significantly predict employee performance
  • The authors propose the need for employers to redesign the methodology for training employees in soft skills
  • “time-spaced learning” is highly potent in undermining the hindrance associated with training transfer
  • This makes the investigation on the effects of soft skills acquisition and the training methodology adopted on employee performance very important for organisational survival

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