Employee Training and Career Development
August 15, 2015
Professor Dwight Walker
Employee training and career development programs are an essential function of a human resources department which is key to growing a company. It is the role of the Human Resource department to provide employees with the information and tools needed for training and development, and to ensure the success of organizational development. Training and development of employee benefits an organization by ensuring the organization is able to adapt to the ever changing ...view middle of the document...
Employee training requires a change in skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of new employees who will allow an employee to perform effectively his or her job (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007). Specific aspects of each position in the company will require specialized training no matter what skills each employee has before starting.
Analyzing the training needs of an organization is determined by focusing on the organization’s goals, how to achieve these goals, what attributes and attitudes does an employee need to fulfill the job requirement, what deficiencies do employees have and the skills or knowledge they will need to overcome the deficiencies. A constantly changing work environment may require training with current employees to sustain productivity. Changes that occur from advancement in technology or a job redesign may also warrant training. Establishing training goals will gauge the effectiveness of the training. An organization needs to know what skills or behaviors have changed and by how much (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007). Employee development is a human resources function that addresses the future
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