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The Existence of Training in a selection of small medium Enterprises in the South East of Ireland.

O'Connor, Kieran (2005) The Existence of Training in a selection of small medium Enterprises in the South East of Ireland. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The reason for choosing this project in the small medium enterprise sector (SME), is that very little research has being conducted in the area of training, yet the SME sector, is the sector that is going to produce the vast majority of employment for the foreseeable future. As of 21st of June 2005 they are 300,000 SME in Ireland and half of these enterprises do not have financial problems.

The specific focus of this study is on the training aspect that exists in this sector. It is hoped that with the help of the participants it will reveal what the current situation is in a selection of SME’s in the South- East of Ireland which may lead to some recommendations that will be enacted by the respondents if the respondents feel it necessary to do so or wish to do so.

Due to the geographical location of the respondents it was decided to use a quantitative approach because of cost and time constraints. It was felt by the author and respondents that this approach would give a better cross section of responses.

The respondents were issued with a questionnaire that comprised of twenty six (26)questions broken down into the four (4) main sections of training. Those sections were: training pre-requisite; training needs analysis; design and implementation and finally evaluation.

Some of the main findings and conclusions were as follows.

While a lot of literature state that owners and managers feel training is irrelevant and unnecessary all of the respondents conduct training.

Evaluation is conducted by ninety seven per cent (97%) of respondents but seems to be conducted without proper understanding of what this evaluation is trying to achieve.

This study did reveal more conclusions, which are explained in more detail in chapters six and seven.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Business Communication > Internal Communication
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 14:14
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 14:14
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/688

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