Waruna de Silva
Abstract: Training & development is found to be an important factor across industries today. The main resource in particular being Human resource optimizing the value created through, it has a direct impact on an industries performance. Training & development helps to increase the knowledge of the employees thus increasing the productivity of an employee. Though the return on investment on Training & development cannot be specifically assessed, it is known to increase the output on employees. The tea industry in Sri Lanka employees around 2 million people who directly or indirectly are dependent on the industry. The tea industry earnes around 1.3 billion USD annually as foreign exchange. Therefore it’s a significant as well as an important area in the Sri Lankan economy (Janaka, Nishan, Saman, IPs) Lack of productivity has turn out to be a stumbling block for the development on the industry. Therefore, Training & development have become a vital factor to increase the productivity of the industry. Therefore, this paper investigates Training & development and its impact to the productivity of the employees in the industry.
Keywords: tea industry, training, productivity, plantations