Training Analysis at Mesotime

Training Analysis at Mesotime
Case Code: CLHR075
Case Length: 4 Pages
Period: 2019-2020
Pub Date: 2021
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.200
Organization: Mesotime (Fictitious)
Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
Countries: India
Themes: Human Resource Information Management System, Human Capital, Training & Development,
Training Analysis at Mesotime


Employee training is an important part of all HR activities in an organization. Training and development improves the efficiency and effectiveness of people.

The case is about a small pharmaceutical company in India. Shyam, the Unit Head HR, was faced with tough questions on whether training given to the employees was effective. While he had certain notions on why employee training had been required during the past year, he wanted to use HR analytics. He wanted to understand whether there was any correlation between the training programs and improvement in employee performance within the company so that he could take remedial measures.


  • To employ HR analytics to analyze HR training data.
  • To derive inferences and adopt remedial measures using paired T Test, ANOVA, and HR analytics.


Shiva Kumar Shyam (Shyam) was happy. As head of the training department of Mesotime for the last 2 years, he was proud of his training team’s achievements. The team had achieved the target given to them with regard to total training mandays of 811 days (Refer to Exhibit I).

Mesotime was founded in 1974 by Dr. VV Rameshwar, a scientist and entrepreneur. It was one of the few companies in India that had reached Phase III of the clinical trials for its in-house drug, MESOPHARMET, on a few hundred people. Over 40 years, the company had been able to execute 4 drug discoveries in collaboration with medium sized biopharmaceutical companies. The company had earned a good reputation in the Biosimilars market in India because of its quality research and on-track record. Mesotime had 447 employees and worked out of 3 sites, namely, Charlapalli, Hyderabad, and Vishakhapatnam in the southern Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Charlapalli was the research and development center while Hyderabad was the sales center and the head office of Mesotime and Vishakhapatnam was the production unit. Mesotime was trying to enter the Emerging market and was actively looking for opportunities to partner with other local companies.


HR Analytics; Talent Management; Training Analysis; paired T Test; ANOVA; Variance; Standard Deviation; Null Hypothesis; Alternate Hypothesis

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