The Effect of Career Development Activities on Employee Performance: A Case Study of World Agroforestry Centre

By Hazel Gachoka Gachunga and Esther Wamoto.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Career development initiatives by organizations are a key retention tool and ensure that the best talent is retained. Career development activities give employees a clear focus about their career track and also ensure their career aspirations are met. Career development focuses on a whole range of activities and this research specifically addressed: mentoring, coaching and formal training activities, and their effect on employee performance. The key objectives were to establish whether mentoring, coaching and formal training had an effect on employee performance in ICRAF, a research-based institution. The research design adopted was descriptive research and the target population was 385, from which a sample of 277 was drawn. The study yielded a response rate of 76%. The data was analysed using multiple regression analysis and yielded significant results.

Keywords: Career Development, Mentoring and Coaching

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp.121-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 940.939KB).

Dr. Hazel Gachoka Gachunga

Lecturer, School of Human Resource Development, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

Hazel Gachoka Gachunga is the holder of a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Nairobi. In addition, she is a Human Resouce Consultant and Lecturer who is affiliated with the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology based in Kenya. She is also an associate member of The Kenya Institute of Management and Institute of Human Resource Management. She has worked for these institutions for the last seven years. She has also been a technical consultant for the Company of the Year Award, evaluations that involve choosing companies with the best management practices in human resources, quality, marketing, and ICT management amongst others.

Esther Wamoto

Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources, CGIAR, Nairobi, Kenya


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