Abstract: This study seeks to report the results of an empirical investigation on the mediating effect of competence between training practices and employee job performance. The study presents the result of a survey on 277 employees employed at the Palestinian National Authority ministries. The survey examined the effect of training practices on employees competence component of hard and soft skills. The study also examined the effect of hard and soft skills on performance. The survey results indicated both hard and soft skills have a mediation role between training practice and job performance. Additionally, training practices have a significant effect on hard and soft skills. The theoretical contribution of this study is to discover the value of these two dimensions of competence conceptualized as hard and soft skills between organizational training practice and employee job performance. It further stresses the importance of competence in addressing the relationship between organizational practice and employee's outcome and consequently add value to the HRM literature.
Y.A. Mohammed Alsabbah and Hazril Izwar Ibrahim, 2016. Training, Competence and Job Performance: An Empirical Evidence. The Social Sciences, 11: 4628-4632.