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Predictive power of training design on employee performance: an empirical approach in Pakistan's health sector

Mitho Khan Bhatti (Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan)
Bahadur Ali Soomro (Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan)
Naimatullah Shah (College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) (Department of Public Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 28 May 2021




The purpose of this study is to ascertain the role of training design on employee performance in the health sector of Pakistan.


This cross-sectional study applies random sampling to select respondents among Pakistan's trained health nurses. The study uses a survey questionnaire as a primary tool to collect the data. The 306 completed questionnaires form the study sample, with their data analyzed to find the results.


Structural equation modeling shows the positive and significant roles of training content and learning style on employee performance. In contrast, the study finds the role of the trainer on nurses' employee performance in Pakistan to be insignificant.

Practical implications

This research generally makes a valuable contribution to the training literature, particularly in Pakistan. Employers need to provide more training programs to reduce the cost of recruiting and training new staff members. Furthermore, the study recommends the provision of feedback to employees after training so they become aware of areas where they can improve their performance. This study's findings warrant consideration in the current training and development environment, and by policymakers and health sector planners of the Pakistani government.


This research study will help researchers to fill the gap in the international investigation by testing the training design and performance factors.



Bhatti, M.K., Soomro, B.A. and Shah, N. (2021), "Predictive power of training design on employee performance: an empirical approach in Pakistan's health sector", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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