ANSWERS Exam 1 - Mid Term - October 13, 2016 PART A - Short Essay Questions (40 Points) Choosetwoof the following and answer them in a short essay on this page. One to two paragraphs each please (I will stop reading after the second paragraph). Read the prompt directions carefully: (20 points each). 1)List the components of an effective job description. Shortly explain the importance of each part (Ch. 4). 2)Discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with using coworkers as trainers (Ch. 8). Advantages: a)Training cost savings –Cost per delegate is typically lower than public scheduled courses due to the fact the training company only has to send a trainer to you rather than set up an environment themselves. Therefore reasonable savings can be made. b)Travel cost savings –In addition to this, you don’t have to pay for the travel and possible accommodation costs to get your employees to the training center. With fuel prices so high and training centres often being in the large cities where accommodation is at its most costly, this could save you a significant amount. c)More focused training–Running a coworker training course for a single client can generally allow the training to be a lot more focused on the specific subjects and skills that are relevant to your business. Public scheduled courses and e-learning will often be generic for businesses of any sector or size that attend them. d)Can use current work examples –Training using coworkers means the courses can be prepared to fix your individual issues using real life examples and therefore have the most effect. Delegates will be able to work on current work or examples of work which relates to their roles not a generic example. e)Convenience –Organizing training for a group of individuals all with their own timetables and responsibilities can be a very difficult task. However an In-House training courses using coworkers and in the company’s own building can make working around people’s schedules a lot easier as you are cutting out logistical issues as well as the fact any candidates can be easily reached in case something arises that needs to be addressed quickly. f)Team building –Having a room full of employees from different departments and levels can encourage team work. This is a fantastic result as it is often in this social learning that the most learning is done when ideas are being bounced off each other. This will also likely lead to increased awareness and understanding of each other’s roles as well as staff morale. A friendly workplace is always a good thing!
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