Organizational Factors that Affected Training Participation among Academic Staff based on Training Officers’ Perception: a Qualitative Research at a Malaysian Public University
Ikram Syah Mokhtar, Nor Hazana Abdullah, Peshraw Mahmood Salman, Darbaz Anwer Ismael and Bestoon Othman
Training and development are seen as an important tool for organizational needs. Many organizations are now more likely to emphasize on the aspects of training and development as a way to promote the development of workers to achieve a highly-skilled workforce. Staff participation in training programmes is essential to improve the ability of employees and the trust to carry out the assigned tasks. Refer to these requirements, this study aims to continuously explore organizational factors affecting the participation of academic staff at public universities in Malaysia in programme training. This study has been using a qualitative method whereby a total of seven (7) officers from a university in Malaysia were interviewed. The data obtained was analysed using Nvivo10 application. Based on the analysis, (8) eight identified organizational factors are training policies, preventive measures, talent management, management commitments, university training culture, financial constraints, training facilities and facilities management. It is hoped that the findings of this study can be utilized by any interested parties, especially for the Training Division of the Malaysian public universities as well as the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (KPTM).