Survey Monkey.com 15 Jan 09 enhanced by Peter CXO Wiz4biz 8/14
Why? Training & Development is the framework for helping employees to develop their personal & organizational skills, knowledge + abilities. The focus of all aspects of Human Resources is on developing the most superior workforce, so that the organization & individual employees can accomplish their work goals in service to customers. All employees want to be valuable and remain competitive in the labor market at all times. This can only be achieved through employee training & development. Employees will always want to develop career-enhancing skills, which will always lead to better employee motivation & retention. There is no doubt that a well trained & developed staff will be a valuable asset to the company and thereby increasing the chances of his efficiency in discharging his or her duties.
Internal & External Training are the two types available. Internal training involves when training is organized in-house by HR, using staff or a talented employee. External training is arranged outside the firm and is mostly organized by training organization or consultants. Whichever training, it is very essential for all staff and helps in building career positioning & preparing staff for greater challenges.
Choosing their own Training. Organization should also enable employees to pursue training & development in a direction that they choose – and are interested in – not just in company-assigned directions. Organizations should support learning, in general, and not just in support of knowledge needed for the employee’s current or next anticipated job. It should be noted that the key factor is keeping the employee interested, engaged, motivated & retained.
Immediate Benefits. For every employee to perform well – especially Supervisors & Managers – there is need for constant training & development. The right employee training, development & education provides big payoffs for the employer in increased productivity, knowledge, loyalty, & contribution to general growth of the organization. In most cases, external trainings – for instance – provides participants with the way to meet new people in the same field. The meeting will give them the chance to compare issues and find out what is obtainable in each other’s environment. This for sure will introduce positive (+) changes where necessary.
Reasons for Training & Development cannot be overemphasized. From our discussions so far, one can easily deduce some reasons behind firms engaging in training and developing their staff. We will summarize some of the reasons thus;
– When needs arise as a result of findings from the outcome of performance appraisal.
– As part of professional development plan.
– As part of succession planning to help an employee be eligible for a planned change in role in the organization.
– To absorb & instill a new technology in the system.
– Because of the dynamic nature of the culture & changing technologies.
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