Training Evaluation in an Organization using Kirkpatrick Model: A Case Study of PIA
Department of Management Sciences, Szabist, Karachi, Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mehwish Rafiq
Department of Management Sciences
Szabist, Karachi 75600, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 02, 2015; Accepted Date: October 05, 2015; Published Date: October 12, 2015
Citation: Rafiq M (2015) Training Evaluation in an Organization using Kirkpatrick Model: A Case Study of PIA. J Entrepren Organiz Manag 4:151. doi:10.4172/2169-026X.1000151
Copyright: © 2015 Rafiq M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the training effectiveness on PIA by applying the four levels Kirkpatrick model consisting of reaction, learning, behavior and Results. This study is cross sectional, primary data was collected through interviews from different batches representing different levels of the Kirkpatrick model. Effectiveness of training at the different levels was being evaluated through construct/theme developed on the basis of literature review. For level one evaluation interviews were conducted from employees who had recently completed their training; for level 2,3and4 the respondents, who had completed same training about 3 months, 6 months and year earlier respectively. The results indicated that reaction of the participants were positive for training except duration was too short, secondly they have applied skills and knowledge which they had learnt from training. A positive consequence of the training is that most of the participants got promoted from their current designation with the improvement in their pay scales. Thus, the soft skills trainings were effective with the participants desiring more opportunities to attend soft skills training session at least quarterly basis, to further improve their skills and enhance their knowledge. This model is rarely used in Pakistan, especially in PIA it is used first time by the help of this research study and find effectiveness of training.